#1
So it seems everyone has a different idea of what jamming is. Some people will riff off of each other repeatedly, others will have have one person riff while the other solo's on that riff the whole time, and some people will just play things that work together in a creative way not in the form of a riff or anything. So what really IS jamming?
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#2
What you have down is all jamming actually. Pretty much its playing with a couple buddies.
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#4
all of the above depending on my mood but usually its us just crewing around running riffs of each oter and solosing iver them riffs...
actuallt it went kinda like this today
both of us played ziggy stardust (in G)
then halfway through twe forgot the rest of the song so we came up with riffs from that and then we started just throughing riffs at each other(still in g) that got progresssively longer untill at one point we started soloing over each others riffs

then we got icecream
#5
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all of the above depending on my mood but usually its us just crewing around running riffs of each oter and solosing iver them riffs...
actuallt it went kinda like this today
both of us played ziggy stardust (in G)
then halfway through twe forgot the rest of the song so we came up with riffs from that and then we started just throughing riffs at each other(still in g) that got progresssively longer untill at one point we started soloing over each others riffs

then we got icecream



have you been drinking?
#6
Jamming. Playing with a friend.
Could be creatively, or just fannying about.
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#7
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have you been drinking?


nope i just decided to type that while i was tapping something with my other hand...not a good idea

...im a bit high though
#8
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#9
I dont jam all day because I dont have anyone near me willing to jam with me all day

But when I do...

Pick a random song, play it through, never stop playing and improvise at random intervals. All instruments pitch in, and drum solo's are mandatory.

I didn't make them mandatory.
#10
Jamming = Playing. Usually with one or more other people but you can jam by yourself too.

Or a really intense Jam making session, my step father's mother makes it and sells it at markets and stuff. She's got hundreds of jars of different jams in her house.
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#11
My Idea of Jamming is a spontaneus inprovisation in which solo's are plentiful.
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#12
Playing music with other people that is jamming.
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#13
me and my bandmates will improv until we hit a progression that we like, then we turn it into a song.
I love our jam sessions
#14
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me and my bandmates will improv until we hit a progression that we like, then we turn it into a song.
I love our jam sessions

Is his name Ted Theodore Logan by any chance?
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Is his name Ted Theodore Logan by any chance?


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#16
2 or more people improvising. I usually don't count covers as jamming
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#17
Me and my friend meet up in his room,we watch Tv,we listen to music and abuse the guitars(with fingers I mean),then we actually realise that we made a nice riff and there..song. Then we go through the same old song about 10x.
#18
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Jamming = Playing. Usually with one or more other people but you can jam by yourself too.

Or a really intense Jam making session, my step father's mother makes it and sells it at markets and stuff. She's got hundreds of jars of different jams in her house.

You sir, just made me hungry.
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#19
can either be to write and playing off each other coming up with ideas ("oh that's cool, but try and go to the vi after that and see if that works better").

or, typically, just being with some jazz guys and calling a standard everyone will (or should) know. "all of me", "autumn leaves", "stella", "softly", etc.
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#20
playing off of eachother,possibly songwriting.the best jams happen with people youre close to,so me and my buddies just riff on eachother
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#21
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nope i just decided to type that while i was tapping something with my other hand...not a good idea

...im a bit high though


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On topic,to me, Jamming is when at least one portion of your song is improvised.
Jamming can be complete free form,often with a pre-defined key, partly structured (the structure can be made during the jam), or can be done with certain riffs already written.

For example, if your friend comes to you and says 'hey,man, I've got a couple riffs on my guitar, wanna jam on em? 8 bars verse,4 bars chorus', the resulting piece of music could be called a jam.I find this a very effective way to write music.
But it's 'hey man,lets play some Mettalica!' and everyone plays the song note for note, then that's not jamming,that's playing.If the bassist doesn't know the bassline and makes it up as he goes,that's still jamming.
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