As much as I am trying to limit my Facebook time, I find myself being drawn back in by a new page
It seems like it's really catching on; merely in it's third week, hundreds of folks are uploading one chorus solos on the chosen tunes. The first week was a blues, the second was Just Friends, and this week was All The Things You Are. I uploaded videos for the latter two songs. I enjoyed the process; this forum motivates to to present one "perfect or at least respectable chorus to the world. I'm noticing that most of the comments(feedback) say things like,"Sounds great, buddy!" or "Man you are killing!" Again, this is the nature of the medium; no one wants to start a flame war about someone's solo that they maybe don't like. But that's cool for now. I'm really curious to see how long this will last and how it's going to develop. Maybe this will really inspire folks to get their playing up to speed.
As I have said, the virtual world is great and in some ways convenient. However, I say this, and yet I also think about the fact that last year, Portland had a Monday night jam session, a Tuesday night Jam session, a Wednesday Night Jam, and A Thursday Night Jam, and all of those jams have gone the way of the Dodo Bird. So, kudos to Mr. Newton and I anticipate next week's selection for Jam Of The Week. Check it out if you have a chance. On another tip, let's not forget that things like this are only PART of the equation; music can be made with other people and heard by people LIVE!