Last weekend I joined my first "jam session" and had a great time. It was a very sheltered setting - a square dance at a school camp out with an audience of dancing first graders. The other musicians were camp counselors on a banjo, electric bass, and acoustic guitar.  They had a one string washtub bass sitting in the corner, and even through I didn't have my CBG with me, I couldn't resist the urge to join in.  I had a great time - the kids loved it - and I'm even more committed to get my CBG skills up a notch so I can join in on my own equipment the next time I'm there.

Just had to share with folks who understand the urge to make primitive music fun.

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Cool! Always great to make some music and have some fun...
hey yeah! little kids are a great audience! i've got a 2, 5, and 6 year old, and they like to dance to any strummy sound i come up with. they just love hearing real instruments being played, and they seem to enjoy being able to actually see the instruments too.

it's just good fun. good stuff!

good on you!!!!! playing for others is as addictive as building (at least for some of us).... before you know it you'll have 3 open mics a week located .... and then (wait, wait) ..... it's street busking....

have fun... that's what it's all ab out...

the b est,

Wichita Sam


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