jamming unknown songs

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    Nancy Bitter
    Nancy Bitter
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    Can anyone please tell me how some folks can jam to songs they dont even know???  I can chop or play single notes here and there if I know what key they are in.(they will usually say) Like: Key of A.  I know it will most likely be A…D….E.  But some people just move quickly up and down the strings.  I try to follow but by time I get to where they are at they are long gone onto the next part of the song.   Grrrrrr I tell myself  not to get discouraged and I admire folks who play off the cuff. But when I ask how they know where to go they usually just say “I dont know,  I just play”  Really????  What kind of answer is that?

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    fiddlewood
    fiddlewood
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    How often do you do this? Is it part of your daily practice?

    It’s a bit like anything else: if you don’t work on it you have small chance of accomplishing it…the more you do it the easier it should become, but like always, it doesn’t happen overnight.

    some hints

    less notes

    single notes

    generic licks

    pentatonic scales

    listen for highs & lows, and things you recognize in the melody.

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