How to Play Music Without Rehearsing

Good musicians not only can read music, but they also can play by ear, which means if they hear a tune they can more or less copy it note for note. This does not mean like-minded musicians in a room can all play as one, together in harmony. Playing instruments freely in a group together is called jam session and it is a regular impromptu affair that bands and musicians do. But how do you get together and play without rehearsing first? Many musicians find it hard to rehearse as they have full time jobs, so in this blog we lay down some tips to make your rehearsal really worthwhile....

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What is the Best Way to Have a Jam Session

As a musician there is hardly a better way to enjoy your music than having an impromptu jam session, according to the definition by Wikipedia a jam session is “an informal musical event, process, or activity where musicians, typically instrumentalists, play improvised solos and vamp on tunes, songs and chord progressions.” Some jam sessions happen just by chance and are a reaction of two or more musicians playing together without a designated score to follow, or they elaborate on an existing piece of music by going out left-field. However, there is no reason why a group of musicians cannot have a pre-arranged jam session just to have fun with their...

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