Old-Time Jam im McGee’s — Zürich

21 Mrz

We are a small group of musicians who play acoustic music in the American old-time style – think Appalachian string band music with fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin and stand-up bass. We hold a monthly jam in the Wiedikon neighborhood of Zurich and we invite you to join us to play, learn or listen. If you play one of the instruments above and you can pick up tunes easily (or already know some old-time repertoire), come to the jam session and play. We’ll start slower so that you can pick up the tune. The great thing about old-time music is that we play the melody over and over again, so it’s easy to join in. If you like to sing, join in on the singing songs. If you would just like to listen to an entrancing form of traditional music and have a beer, bring your friends and enjoy. This is meant to be a low-key jam session and not a stage performance.

We would like to keep the jam strictly to the old-time American style and repertoire of playing – which is a bit different than Irish music, Bluegrass or folk songs (though elements of each of these genres may appear)!  If this is something you might be interested in, we hope you’ll come and find out what old-time music is all about.

Join our meet-up group and stay in touch!
And visit our website: www.oldtimemusic.ch

Bluegrass-Treff der SBMA, Lenzburg

28 Feb

cholerhaus

It’s Dobro time! Am 28. Februar freuen sich Ruth Iseli und Röbi Brunner, euch ihr Lieblingsinstrument vorzustellen. Sie erzählen von den Ursprüngen des Dobros  und wie sie zur Slide Gitarre fanden. Wir werfen zusammen einen Blick ins Innere eines Dobros, lernen den Resonator und die Spider-Bridge kennen und erfahren Interessantes über Hölzer und Entstehung des typischen Dobro-Klangs. Röbi und Ruth werden viele Dobros mitnehmen, die ihr nicht nur anschauen, sondern selbst spielen dürft: in einem kurzen Workshop wird jeder, ohne Vorkenntnisse, ein Dobro auf den Knien haben und erste Versuche wagen. Wir werden uns an einen einfachen Bluegrass Song wagen. Danach fliessender Übergang in die Jam. Wer mag, kann gleich auf dem Dobro mitjammen, wir starten mit entsprechend passenden Songs.

Die Jam wird durch Heinz Kempa geleitet.

 

 

Old-Time Jam im McGee’s — Zürich

15 Feb

We are a small group of musicians who play acoustic music in the American old-time style – think Appalachian string band music with fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin and stand-up bass. We hold a monthly jam in the Wiedikon neighborhood of Zurich and we invite you to join us to play, learn or listen. If you play one of the instruments above and you can pick up tunes easily (or already know some old-time repertoire), come to the jam session and play. We’ll start slower so that you can pick up the tune. The great thing about old-time music is that we play the melody over and over again, so it’s easy to join in. If you like to sing, join in on the singing songs. If you would just like to listen to an entrancing form of traditional music and have a beer, bring your friends and enjoy. This is meant to be a low-key jam session and not a stage performance.

We would like to keep the jam strictly to the old-time American style and repertoire of playing – which is a bit different than Irish music, Bluegrass or folk songs (though elements of each of these genres may appear)!  If this is something you might be interested in, we hope you’ll come and find out what old-time music is all about.

Join our meet-up group and stay in touch!
And visit our website: www.oldtimemusic.ch

Bluegrass-Treff der SBMA, Lenzburg

31 Jan

cholerhaus

Ein Musiklehrer übt mit den Teilnehmern Songs ein. Bei genügend Teilnehmern werden Scratch-Bands gebildet. Die Teilnahme ist kostenlos, Unkostenbeitrag ist willkommen.

Anschliessend Jam.