xp_chamber: (Guitar)
Jonothon Starsmore ([personal profile] xp_chamber) wrote2007-10-17 10:20 am

Jam session

All right, in an effort to try and expose some of the students of Intro to Music to new things, the music room is officially open every afternoon and evening this week, and anyone who plays an instrument, is in my class, or just wants to pick something up and play can stop by and have a free-for-all.

This means my former bandmates as well, even those hiding out in the city. And especially those who want rhythm guitar lessons.

We have amplifiers and they go to eleven.

[identity profile] x-tarot.livejournal.com 2007-10-17 04:00 pm (UTC)(link)
I am told by a reliable source that you were requesting a bass guitarist who "knows her arse from her elbow." - if I can request assistance with setting up the amplifier, I think I can still remember where both my 'arse' and my elbows are, and keep them separate.



[identity profile] x-forge.livejournal.com 2007-10-17 04:14 pm (UTC)(link)
I am all about the amplifiers. Which is good, because I am also totally not about the playing of the music. I allegedly passed a piano class during my junior year, but hell if I can remember how.

[identity profile] x-traction.livejournal.com 2007-10-17 04:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Probably by swearing to your teacher that you would never touch a piano again

[identity profile] x-forge.livejournal.com 2007-10-17 04:27 pm (UTC)(link)
Hey now, I'm not that bad. I can play the basic stuff if you put it in front of me, but I lack any sort of talent for improv, I'm told.

[identity profile] x-tarot.livejournal.com 2007-10-17 04:31 pm (UTC)(link)
You play the piano about as well as I play the cello, I believe, yes? You understand how it works and can play written music, but beyond that, there is 'something' there that you just cannot do?

That is exactly how I feel about the cello. And yet, not at all how I feel about bass guitar. Isn't that odd?

[identity profile] x-tarot.livejournal.com 2007-10-17 04:30 pm (UTC)(link)
If Alison held the class the same way she held ours ... two years before, I think, then he passed because he did the homework, wrote intelligent papers about music and knew all the technical requirements of playing and tuning a piano. Talent was not necessary to pass - or even get an above average grade in her class. She taught Music like a music teacher, not like Simon Cowell hosting American Idol.

Even if that would have been very funny to do.


[identity profile] x-aerial.livejournal.com 2007-10-17 05:15 pm (UTC)(link)
Rhythm guitar lessons? I will be there.

[identity profile] x-cypher.livejournal.com 2007-10-18 04:37 pm (UTC)(link)
I believe that was aimed at me, but I certainly welcome company in fumbling fingers on frets and blaming Jono every time a chord is flubbed. :)

[identity profile] x-firestar.livejournal.com 2007-10-17 05:39 pm (UTC)(link)
MORE COWBELL!

[identity profile] x-wasp.livejournal.com 2007-10-17 06:52 pm (UTC)(link)
Yes!!! You should do that, except I don't know if Mr. That's-Not-Music! will let you. He's all picky on what he thinks is music.

[identity profile] x-cypher.livejournal.com 2007-10-18 04:38 pm (UTC)(link)
"Why don't you just make ten louder, and make ten be the top... number, and make that a little louder?"