From the Library of the Kansas Prairie Pickers Association
Bluegrass Jam Survival Tips
The author is Gerald Jones. He is on staff at South Plains College, which can be accessed at www.spc.cc.tx.us.
Note: This is an incomplete and unofficial list.
- If you don't know the song, play something you know that's close to it.
- If you land on a wrong note, don't stay there.
- If you want to shine, pick the songs.
- If all else fails, play "Cripple Creek" (i.e. hang around the chord with a brief and occasional visit to either the 4 or 5 chord)
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