Jamology  //  Public Jam

Public Jams (also know as "open mic night") are usually only level 4 or 5, but willing to work with a level 3 if they respect the jam.

As the name states, there are many public jams (usually in bars, usually called ("open mic”) where less than professional levels are acceptable. There is usually a much higher tolerance for mistakes but understanding the concepts of Less is More, Respect the Jam, and Pay to Play will go a long way in everyone having a pleasant experience.

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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