The Allegheny Ukulele Kollective hosts jams all over our region. Our ukulele jams are open to players of all ages and abilities. We play in C6 tuning (GCEA). Generally, one or two people will 'lead' the session, often delegating particular songs to other members of the group to lead. If you want to lead a particular song, or introduce a new song, let us know about a week beforehand so we can get music printed or emailed to the rest of the club!
The beginning of any jam is geared to help beginners with any chords or chord transitions they may be having trouble with. We will go over 'new' chords being introduced in the music that day, if any. It also gives us a chance to work with each other closely and to get to know one another. If you're not a beginner and/or you want to just show up for the regular jam, then come a bit later.
Much of the music we play is from one of our club songbooks which are available for download from our website. New songs are generally handed out at the jam session in photocopied packets. We recommend taking them home and putting them into an alphabetized binder for easy referral. We will occasionally use music from The Daily Ukulele and The Daily Ukulele Leap Year Edition. Both of these song books are available online and in music stores for around $30.
Our jams are free, but we always put out a donation jar. We suggest a donation of $5 per jam. All donations go towards covering our costs such as printing, website hosting, advertising, etc.