Each year at JamCamp we usually pick a couple of songs that we can all play throughout the weekend and then play together as a group on Sunday before we all part ways. The two songs we have chosen this year are "Red Wing" and a basic 12-bar Blues Boogie. We'll also be using these songs/tunes to work on some musical concepts throughout the weekend. Please note that it is not mandatory for campers to learn these songs prior to Camp. We are just making it available for those of you who would like to see it in advance.
"Red Wing" is the old standard tune that many of you know already. You can learn any version, but we will be using the tune as part of this "new" version with a sung melody that "The Steel Wheels" have out. Visit YouTube to see them performing it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ym3Mt3rvjbg
Lyrics and chords for the sung melody coming soon. Please check back.
The sung melody has slightly different chords than the tune, but it will work out fine for our end-of-the-day jam on Sunday and we hope you like the "new" touch to an old song.
The numbers indicate the chords, in the key of A, 1 = A, 4 = D, 5 = E.
The 12-bar blues we will be using is a basic version using the following chord progression (in A): Chords in parentheses mean they are optional and not on the fiddle video.
A A D A
E (D) A (E7) A
Guitar Shuffle from the "JustinGuitar.com" website: https://www.justinguitar.com/guitar-lessons/12-bar-blues-style-bc-183
Melody Video for Fiddlers, Mandolins, Guitars and Others from "craigduncanmusic" on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJuP8hjWmj0
Pdf of a simple boogie melody line (similar to what is shown in the fiddle video). Coming soon. Please check back.
Old Time Banjo (in G -- would need a capo on 2nd fret to play in A) from "Steve Harrison" on YouTube: https://youtu.be/pYZFUY1ulhI
Bluegrass Banjo from "Mike Hedding" on YouTube: https://youtu.be/0gYCvOOv6hI
If possible, bring along a blues progression or song that follows the above progression so it will be available during a jam. It can be a 12-bar blues form in any key (using the chord progression from above)!