Ruby’s Jam – Jan 2013

Ruby's Jam January 2013Did your New Years Resolution include more music in your life in 2013?  We have you covered with a full slate of FREE workshops including a New Bluegrass Harmony Vocal Workshop.

Beginners to experienced musicians welcome.  All teaching will be in a friendly/fun/supportive group setting.

Come to Ruby’s Inn Saturday, January 12 at Ruby’s Inn and Convention Center on Reserve Street.  Bring a friend (or two!), stay for a potluck and open jam following the workshops.

If you have fun (and we think you will!) we ask you to join our Bluegrass Association to start receiving our Newsletter and notice of our great upcoming events, festivals, concerts, jams and more.  Here’s the schedule:

Event:  Ruby’s Winter Jam Series

Date:  January 12, 2013

Time:  1:45pm – midnight (potluck at 6pm)

Location:  Ruby’s Inn & Convention Center, MIssoula, MT

Workshop Schedule

1:45pm – 2:45pm Slow Pitch Jam
Room 600
This beginner-friendly group jams are modeled after Sue Malcolm’s method of learning to jam the bluegrass music. Visit Sue’s websitefor more about it or watch this short video.[youtube=]
3:00pm – 3:45pm Fiddle tunes w/Ken
Room 700
Ken Benson and his computer assisted instruction (Band in the Box) will present a 45 min. slow-fiddle jam with the chords and a moving cursor will be projected on to the screen. Ken will play the lead either with his guitar or mandolin and all you have to do is change chords when the program shows you where you are. Good time to try Whiskey Before Breakfast, Salt Creek, Tennesee Blues, etc…
4:15 – 5:15 Harmony vocal workshop
Room 600
Mark Vosburgh and Phyllis Erck will join with some of the great harmony singers in the association to demonstrate how bluegrass harmonies are put together. Expect to sing a lot during this hour.

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