Re: Backup at a Bluegrass Jam
At the jam, I am familiar with maybe 25% of the songs. Here is what I have been doing- watching the guitarist to see what we are doing since I don't know the songs and after a time through, chopping without watching the guitarist. I can figure out melodies pretty quickly it I hear a song, but it's a process, I can't instantly play a melody. Should I just write down the songs that they play and learn the melodies so I can improvise around the melodies? The people at the jam have been going for ages so maybe they just know the songs and know the melodies. Once again, I am new to this. It seems like the people playing filler all the time are almost working out their breaks. I can be wrong about this and can be hearing it wrong. It's nice to have a new challenge!
20+ electric guitars, banjos, bass guitars, and a fiddle