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Ten Jammandments

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Suggestions for having a great Jam!

The Ten Jammandments

 

I.            THOU SHALT TUNE THY INSTRUMENT.
Electronic tuners make this easy.

II. THOU SHALT KEEP STEADY RHYTHM.
Count beats if necessary.

III. THOU SHALT HAVE FUN!

IV. THOU SHALT TAKE TURNS CHOOSING SONGS.
Announce the key. Vocalists always choose their key.

V. THOU SHALT NOT SPEED.

Start songs at a reasonable tempo.
Speed up according to abilities.


VI. THOU SHALT LISTEN TO OTHERS.

If you can't hear other players, consider yourself too loud.

VII. THOU SHALT WELCOME OTHERS.

Include everyone in your jam.
Help everyone sound as good as they can.

VIII. THOU SHALT TRY NEW MATERIAL.

Original & different tunes are OK occasionally.

IX. THOU SHALT BE CONSIDERATE OF EVERYONE.

Explain when/if you're rehearsing, not jamming.
Help beginners.

X. THOU SHALT HAVE FUN!

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