Ballard Board Games Meetup
This meetup is now offered every week and moved a bit earlier to make parking and booth reservations a bit easier. Look for us on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 11:30! FAQs: May I be late? Sure, you may plan on arriving later, we start 3-5 player games every 30-45 minutes. Should I come if there is a waitlist? Well, Cafe Mox gets really crowded by 6:30, so you might want to connect with someone arriving earlier to save a seat for you. Otherwise, go for it. What kind of games do you play? We play all kinds of games but tend to prefer strategic and euro-games. We tend to leave the party games to the Thursday night crew. Cafe Mox has a library of 100's of games for us to pick from and you can always bring one of your own and show us why it rocks. I'm new to this leisure renaissance of board-gaming, will you be patient and inclusive? On our best days, we offer practice games. If you are new to all this, come on in and hang-out, kibbitz, or experience real-time strategy coaching. I'm a game designer, can I ask your crew to play-test? Sure, we can even accept sponsorship, and bring your games to several evenings, or fill out surveys, or whatever you can talk the people into. Can I practice my tournament-winning strategies on your innocent victims (I mean 'experienced gamers' - koff, koff)? You could try out that backwards strategy you've been meaning to find suckers for, only don't be surprised when we find a gap and shut you down. (Ahem) I mean, yes, come practice with us.
Seattle Acoustic Music Workshops & Jams
Subjects: TUES: Gypsy-Swing Jam, WED: Free Music Workshop; THURS: Flatpick Workshop; FRI: coming soon, gypsy jazz/swing workshop; SAT: coming soon, variety night including bluegrass; NEW bluegrass-only meetup group This is a consolidated communication for the week of Mar 10 to let everyone know what is coming up with workshops and jams. Directions to Workshop Music LLC are at the end of this mail. See detail descriptions of Tues, Wed & Thurs below the updates: UPDATE: TUES Gypsy/Swing Jam Update The jam has been great with some regular players showing up. It is a good groove with good playing but also opportunities to slow down to learn the tune or play at a couple different speeds. We play new tunes every week and anyone can suggest a tune. If not in Django or the regular set of fakebooks, all of which there are pdf’s available, then bring chord chart or chart with actual black notes; some people can read. This week it would be good to work out on some of the Latin or Bossa style rhythms on Bossa Dorado, For Sephora and Troublant Bolero or other suggestions. We also worked on Girl from Ipanema last week. A bass player that can follow the basic charts is welcome! Some other newer tunes we might cover include How High the Moon, Joseph Joseph, Midnight in Moscow, Danse Norvegienne, Anniversary Song, & La Vie En Rose, Si Tu Savais, Seul Ce Soir. Also, Girl from Ipanema, Cherokee and others could be tested... We didn't really test those last week as planned. UPDATE: WEDNESDAY music workshop We will go back to a mix of techniques and related music including bluegrass style work with arpeggios and getting into some jamming grooves to better feel the music. We will alsocontinue on with the series that includes AMP fundamentals and numberometry. UPDATE: THURSDAY Guitar Flat-picking Workshop 7pm Thursdays are generally devoted to instrument-specific workshops; many times for guitar. This week, I am doing another follow-up guitar workshop BY REQUEST for the people that have been coming the last two weeks. I’m working on printed reference materials and a website link for workshop music & materials. This is a workshop for guitar players who have a basic to intermediate knowledge of bluegrass and fiddle tune technique to warm-up, brush-up, clean-up or improve some of the licks you know. While the left hand is key, the right hand is critical to enhance tone and dynamics. Please see the detail section below for specific information about this workshop, or email for more info. COMING SOON – FRIDAY Gypsy Jazz & Swing workshop for less experience players In support of Django music, swing and other styles, this workshop is planned to create a fun Friday night event to end in a jam...of course. NEW BLUEGRASS-ONLY MEETUP GROUPThis is a new community bluegrass meetup. Please see description at: http://www.meetup.com/seattle-community-bluegrass/ . Anyone can join and policies and decisions, which are minimal, will be managed by the community honestly and respectfully. UPDATE: Assessments and other workshops I'm working on individual assessments slowly but surely so people who come to the workshop regularly can start to schedule those. I'm working on some other workshops and will generally be available or have school type activities Thurs through Mon with ypsy Jazz/Swing jam on Tues and music workshop on Wed. Student websites are behind because of delays over Wintergrass weekend. detail info: WEDNESDAY music workshopThe main event is the free workshop every Wed starting at 7pm with jamming starting just after 9pm. The Accelerated Music Program© provides a structured approach to learning and playing and jamming and is also adaptable and applicable to various experience levels and needs. We will focus on building music and instrumental technique fundamentals on AMP principles. This week’s main module will focus on the keys of G and Gm and how to apply the AMP numberometry system. TUESDAY Gypsy/swing jam The jam is on for experienced players every Tues night at 7:00pm unless otherwise notified. In the future there will be two rooms to accommodate a workshop jam. People are introducing new tunes that we hope to play over each week to help get them into a steady motion. It is a good groove with good playing but also opportunities to slow down to learn the tune or play at a couple different speeds. We play new tunes every week and anyone can suggest a tune. If not in Django or the regular set of fakebooks, all of which there are pdf’s available, then bring chord chart or chart with actual black notes; some people can read. I encourage you to first attend or play at Michael’s Gypsy Jazz night with The Djangomatics which starts at 8pm at the Bastille Cafe twice a month and then consider jamming at Workshop Music LLC or to come early to warm up and then go to Djangomatics event. Some people won’t go to that or will not go every week, so this might be a good way to increase the circulation of players on Tues night. The gypsy jam is for experienced players who generally can read chord charts on the fly or follow by ear or sight. Other players and listeners are welcomed and encouraged; you are welcome to bring something to drink or eat. I plan a more basic gypsy jazz/swing workshop soon. I may start that on another night if there is enough interest until I can allocate another room at this location. UPDATE: THURSDAY Guitar Flat-picking Workshop 7pm This week, I am doing another follow-up workshop BY REQUEST for the people that have been coming. I’m working on printed reference materials and a website link for workshop music & materials. I may continue a regular suggested-donation guitar workshop every Thurs for serious players who want to flat-pick and we will also cover swing and gypsy jazz for learning purposes, with an option to go into that. This is a workshop for guitar players who have a basic to intermediate knowledge of bluegrass and fiddle tune technique to warm-up, brush-up, clean-up or improve some of the licks you know. While the left hand is key, the right hand is critical to enhance tone and dynamics. The cost is a suggested donation. The suggestions are to pay for the value you think it is worth or pay what you can afford or maybe you will be in a better position to donate next time. The most important thing is to show up with nothing distracting your focus or ability to apply it intensely. The spirit of the nonprofit mission of the school hopes to provide an affordable and intense strategic music approach for everyone. There are basic directions to Workshop Music LLC on the website www.workshopmusic.net but: DIRECTIONS For general use, there is now a bell at the right side of the gate if it is closed. The building is at a short driveway exactly at the south side of the intersection at NE Northlake Way and 8th Ave. The number is 723 NE Northlake Way, Seattle, 98105 – BUT the google map shows it wrong as being in the middle of the block. It is just east of there at 8th and not 7th. There is a small sandwich board sign at that street sign (8th & Northlake). It is one block east of Ivar’s Salmon House at water level...you can see a black roof from the street. Just past the driveway, the street continues directly under the University Bridge, so don’t go under the bridge...it is just before that. The building is inside the marina which is a safe secure location. Please use safety and common sense around the docks and water. Thanks, Peter & Buddy Please note new permanent email address change: [masked] Peter Tilton & Buddy [masked] www.workshopmusic.net www.newearthworkshop.org Seattle, WA 98125 Join this: http://www.meetup.com/Seattle-Acoustic-Music-Workshops-Jams/ --
Seattle Bluegrass Musicians
WE WANT SINGERS! Karaokegrass is your chance to sing karaoke with a live bluegrass band backing you up! We have an eclectic list of over 70 hit songs to choose from, and provide the lyrics on a screen for you to sing! Check out our song list, faq and much more on our website. www.karaokegrass.com It's a great time with good friends, in a fun and supportive atmosphere. It's going to be a hoot and a holler, so don't ya'll miss it! Tuesday March 11th at Nectar Lounge (Fremont) 7p - Doors, sign-ups HAPPY HOUR DRINK SPECIALS TILL 9! 8p - Music starts! 10:15 - Sign up ends Come early so you get a chance to sing! NO COVER :: 21+ Nectar Lounge 412 N. 36th St., Seattle, Washington 98103
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