Archive for the ‘Jam Session’ Category

Hybrid Rainbow jam session

Over the easter break I did a few jam sessions with a guitar playing friend of mine. This is one of the songs we played.

For this one, it didn’t take very long to learn the chords, and I managed to play them in time quite reasonably after about 4-5 tries. I’ve learnt a lot from the jam session.

I found that counting was really important to keeping the parts in sync. Just playing by ear results in getting lost in the song and unable to recover quickly if you miss a note.

Also check out my friend’s cover of the song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmF5xPNJYy4

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhiBbz1c7C4[/youtube]

Tiny Boat after jam session practice

Over the easter break I did a few jam sessions with a guitar playing friend of mine. One of the songs we work on was Tiny Boat.

It took me a while to learn the chords (too many minor 7th chords!) and to figure out when to play them as we had no band score to work from for this particular song. I eventually managed to play it once without mistakes, but missed out on recording it! 🙁

Instead, this is just some after jam practice I did the day before perfecting it. The timing is quite a bit off in this take.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxRwasPIf90[/youtube]

ef – Regained Time (Piano and Violin Jam session)

I really like this song from the visual novel game called “ef – the latter tale”, so with another friend who plays violin at my drawing club, we attempted to play it with limited success.

I figured out the chords from the music sheet and arranged my own basic accompaniment with my friend sightreading the melody on violin.

I totally messed up the chords in some parts! lol! In my opinion it sounded like a disaster as I messed it up, but it’s all for fun! 😀

We did re-record a few more times, but we got worse the more we retook. orz.

This is my 2nd time trying to play piano with other people. I have to say it’s rather challenging. Need to build up my experience.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oRXe94vuH0[/youtube]

Japan Jam Session

I went to Tokyo at the end of last year around 2010 and one of my doujin friends took me out to do a jam session.

As one of my other friends from Australia who also plays piano went to Japan at the same time, i also invited him to join the Jam session.

My friend in Japan (one on the right) taught me some basic chord progressions to play while the friend from Australia on the left did some improvisation so we could play an improvisation of Pachelbel’s Canon.

It sounded okay, but i felt I really need more experience with doing jam sessions.

— Posted from an iPad