Jamology  //  Skill Levels

For this site to work properly, jammers must be rated or ranked per their skill level.

There will be a self-ranking system. These levels should be used when searching for fellow jammers. These levels are so jammers can know what to expect when they meet new jammers. This information should be obvious in your profile so the levels will have little impact. The only place where this ranking will have any significant impact on you is if a jam is an Experienced Jam or a Pro Jam.

If you are a beginner and are peer ranked lower than you expect, you need to practice. If you are an experienced jammer (a 4 or 5) and get low peer rankings, you need to be mature enough to determine why and act accordingly. This may mean not jamming with certain people.

Your musical experience can be just fine for your own purposes, but not meet others expectations. This site is meant for people to maximize someone’s musical experience, it is not a competition or a popularity contest.

Skill Levels

  • Beginner- Level 1

    Someone just starting to play an instrument, which includes their own voice (singers), can only play one or two songs, cannot play entire songs, does not know many chords, can...

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  • Intermediate – Level 2

    A jammer that knows several songs, can play several chords and can move between them easily, understands timing and counts.

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  • Advanced – Level 3

    A jammer that can play many songs, understands the I-IV-V concept, beginning to solo but not proficient, proficient in backing roles, not able to lead a band on stage (yet).

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  • Experienced - Level 4

    A jammer proficient at their type of music, has played in a band that has played on stage regularly, knows many complete songs and understands many beats and rhythms, can lead a...

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  • Professional – Level 5

    A musician who plays for money/pay, makes their living from music (playing, selling instruments or lessons, in the music business).

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