Last Saturday, 20th May 2023 I experienced my first jam session with another guitar player, a friend of mine who plays in a band and has been helping me with advice and a few zoom lessons when I first started playing. As useful as these zoom sessions were to get me started with the basics, (alongside Justin’s beginner course) there is of course no better way of learning than by playing with a more experienced player.
We have been looking forward to getting together to play for a long while, but the fact that we live 3 and a half hours car journey apart this has been the first time that we had actually been able to get together in person.
In this video we are playing ‘Knocking on heaven’s door’. I am playing rhythm while trying to keep in time with the drum beat while he played lead guitar and sang. I love the way his lead playing sounds over the top of my rhythm, although he did hit a duff note at one point, (You see… even experienced players do it.) Anyway, I hope you enjoy.