Carolinas Box Guitar Club meeting #35

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Carolinas Box Guitar Club meeting #35

Time: December 1, 2018 from 11am to 2pm
Location: Big Al's Pub and Grubberia
Street: 9306 Albemarle Road
City/Town: Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Event Type: carolinas, box, guitar, club, meeting, #35
Organized By: Uncle Fred
Latest Activity: Nov 18, 2018

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The next Carolinas Box Guitar Club meeting, #35, will be Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 11:00 am to 2:00+ pm at Big Al's Pub & Grubberia, 9306 Albemarle Road Charlotte, NC 28227, 704-567-2333. It's behind Rite Aid At The Corner Of Harrisburg and Albemarle Roads, across Albemarle Rd. from the Good Will store and about 200 feet back from Albemarle Rd.

If the Big Al's doesn't have a prior reservation, we will continue having our monthly meeting on the first Saturday of each month. Our purpose is to help members develop skills to build and/or play the 12-bar Blues on their 3 or 4-string, fret-less, electric, box guitars.   We also have some members working on and playing 6-string guitar and bass, and harmonica.  We currently have 31 on our email list.

Our December discussion topic will be:  Learning to finger pick.  We will do some finger picking exercises.  We will also learn how to find the Blues notes, the flat 7th and flat 3rd of any root note on any string.  This is the first step for soloing.

Bring your new music projects or cool equipment for show and tell.  As usual, we will discuss individual building and playing issues.  I think several of the Blues Jam musicians will attend to help with our jamming.

So far, our "Carolinas Box Guitar Club Jam" songs include:frostie

  1. Before You Accuse Me, by Bo Diddley or Eric Clapton
  2. Hoochie Coochie Man by Muddy Waters or Jeff Healey
  3. Stormy Monday by T. Bone Walker.
  4. The Sky is Crying by Elmore James.
  5. I Almost Lost My Mind by Albert King.

All will use the 12-bar Blues chord structure except Hoochie Coochie Man.

So far, we are playing in the keys of "G", "A", "B", "C" and "D".

We should have a video camera to record our jam for the members that couldn't attend and for our personal quality control.

This should be another exciting meeting.  The food and service has been great.  Our waitress, Elaine, is also the manager of Big Al's.  It's in our best interest to tip her generously.  As long as we keep her happy, I think we will have a venue for our meetings.

See you there,

Fred

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