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What are the benefits of performing in jam sessions? on November 6, 2013 @ 9:09 pmReport this post as inappropriate#1
by Dick Dick is currently offline. Click to send a message.
I am referring to an "Informal music education" that occurs in the space of an open jam sessions.


What skills are being learnt?


Why is playing in an ensemble unique to solo performance?


How does playing with other musicians improve musicianship and musicality? etc


What is your opinion about these platforms for informal learning? Positive? Negative? Why?


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Re: What are the benefits of performing in jam... on July 9, 2014 @ 1:13 pmReport this post as inappropriate#2
by Wen Wright Wen Wright is currently offline. Click to send a message.
I found performing at jam sessions most beneficial. Â I began pursuing jazz music after coming home from a gospel tour in China. Â I had no formal training and no means to study at a University. I decided I go to the "school of the streets" and hit every jam session I could find. Â Not only did I learn song structure, how to transpose keys, and how to effectively communicate on the bandstand, I met the musicians I play with now.


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Re: Re: What are the benefits of performing in... on July 23, 2014 @ 11:59 amReport this post as inappropriate#3
by Emma Rusel Emma Rusel is currently offline. Click to send a message.
Jam sessions are great, especially if you're working with someone who is a higher skill level than yourself. In that situation, it's beneficial to BOTH players (the more advanced and the not so advanced). For the newer musician you're playing with someone whose skills are more advanced than yours, and it gives you a chance to learn from their knowledge and experiences. You can learn a few tricks of the trade if you will. For the more advanced of the two, you have to constantly check and adjust for the more inexperienced musician. Some things that you are used to simply happening (such as harmonizing) you have to actually put an effort into doing.http://www.nyjazzacademy.com/


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Re: Re: What are the benefits of performing in... on December 12, 2014 @ 11:15 amReport this post as inappropriate#4
by kenneth nbroadus kenneth nbroadus is currently offline. Click to send a message.

Performing in jam really played a very important role in my life. It helped me to learn jazz completely and also gives me a confidence to perform jazz in the stage confidently.

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