TrueFire - Blues Jam Survival Guide (2010)
Scheetz goes way beyond just preparing you mentally and logistically; The Blues Jam Survival Guide also includes dozens of essential blues rhythm patterns that you will need to know, a big bagful of go-to blues licks that will always work for you, and sound advice for other musical situations that you will definitely encounter and need to deal with at the jam.
The Blues Jam Survival Guide also features a variety of seasoned blues jam players and leaders who were gracious enough to share their insight and tips for the players new to jam sessions. Jeff has them perform examples of what to do and more importantly, what NOT to do at the jam. These segments are the proverbial “pictures worth a thousand words.” Scheetz ices the Survival Guide cake with complete breakdowns of the 7 essential blues song structures and grooves that you MUST know before taking the stage at any blues jam.
The Blues Jam Survival Guide covers all of the nuances of preparing for, participating in, and performing at blues jams in a manner that the jam host, the other players, and the audience will respond to favorably and positively. Put your time in with this Survival Guide and you can bank on developing a monster blues bag and overcoming any and all phobias you might have about jumping on the stage and playing your heart out.