Jamology  //  Jam MC

Jam Master of Ceremonies, jam master, or jam coordinator.

Usually a professional musician who will sing or play, lead the band, coordinate which songs get played, and sometimes pass the lead to another jammer. If it is a bar, the Jam MC will usually play all night if there are not enough jammers to fill out a complete band.

If there are enough jammers, the Jam MC will usually play the first set, then coordinate who is on stage for subsequent sets.

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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