Sunday, October 17, 2021

See you next week Taborgrassers!

 Thanks for coming out to Taborgrass yesterday everyone! You can find recordings and lyrics for all the songs and tunes we've worked on here.

We'll be back next Saturday for more music, in the meantime have a listen to Tony Rice, John Hartford, and Vassar Clements playing If I Should Wander Back Tonight.

Friday, October 15, 2021

Taborgrass 10/16

Hey Taborgrassers!

More bluegrass on the way tomorrow! New song in the song class, new tune in the tune class, and more great jamming in the jam class. All the details are below, see you soon!

Classes are held at Waverly UCC 3300 SE Woodward Street, Portland, OR 97202
Contact us at tabograss@gmail.com

Covid-19 Policy

Obviously, minimizing covid-19 risk is a huge priority for us over at Taborgrass HQ. We really care about all of you, and want Taborgrass to be as safe as possible. Here's our policy:

In order to attend Taborgrass, you must be vaccinated
This is among the best ways to keep yourself and others safe. On your first visit, please bring either your vaccination record card or a clear photograph of it. If you have a medical condition that prevents you from being vaccinated, get in touch with us at taborgrass@gmail.com.

Masks on at all times
If you're inside the building, please wear a mask, especially when singing. You can read more about singing and covid risk here.


Schedule

All classes are held weekly on Saturdays

Song Class 12:30-1:45
This class is all about how to learn and jam on bluegrass songs. We'll be walking you through some bluegrass classics, working on their chord progressions, melodies, and lyrics. The focus will be on giving you new songs to call at a jam.

Tune Class 2:00-3:15
This class is all about fiddle tunes! We'll be learning some jam favorites from the bluegrass and old time repertoire, focusing on getting the melodies in our heads and the notes in our fingers. 

This class is melody oriented; if you're a banjo or dobro player that isn't used to playing the same melody a fiddle might play (e.g. rolling through a tune) but would like to learn fiddle tunes, get in touch with us at taborgrass@gmail.com.

Jam Class 3:30-4:45
A whole class just for jamming! Here we'll be working on all the ins and outs of playing music with other people. We'll work on calling songs, taking breaks, listening in, and communicating with your fellow jammers. Bring a song or tune to call!

Open Jam 12:30-4:45
Back by popular demand! We'll have a room set aside for folks interested in just getting together to play. To coordinate jam times with other Taborgrassers, head on over to our facebook group.


Pricing

$10 for one class, $5 for each additional class
$5 suggested donation for the open jam
Payment accepted via cash, paypal, and venmo

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Welcome back!

Huge thanks to everyone that came out to Taborgrass yesterday! It was great to get the year off to such a good start. 

For anyone that wants a refresher on the tune and song we worked on, links are below! You'll find a recording of Who's That Knocking At My Door, and three files for Golden Slippers: A part, B part, and one with chord backup where I sang the chord numbers. 

Golden Slippers

Who's That Knocking At My Door

Additionally, check out this recording of The Dreadful Snakes playing Who's That Knocking At My Door. Looking forward to next week!


Saturday, October 9, 2021

Taborgrass is back today!

 Hey Taborgrassers!

Excited to see you all today. Here's a quick reminder of how things are going to work:

Proof of covid vaccination is required for attendance. Please bring your vaccination card or a photo of it. Masks are required indoors at all times.

Classes are held at Waverly UCC 3300 SE Woodward Street, Portland, OR 97202

There are three classes happening each Saturday, plus a separate open jam. Tuition is $10 for one class, $5 for each additional class, and $5 suggested donation for open jam. Payment accepted via cash, paypal, and venmo. 

Check out the class schedule below, and get in touch with us at taborgrass@gmail.com or at our facebook group if you've got any questions. 

See you soon!

Patrick and Kaden


Class Schedule:

Song Class 12:30-1:45

This class is all about how to learn and jam on bluegrass songs. We'll be walking you through some bluegrass classics, working on their chord progressions, melodies, and lyrics. The focus will be on giving you new songs to call at a jam.

Tune Class 2:00-3:15

This class is all about fiddle tunes! We'll be learning some jam favorites from the bluegrass and old time repertoire, focusing on getting the melodies in our heads and the notes in our fingers. 

This class is melody oriented; if you're a banjo or dobro player that isn't used to playing the same melody a fiddle might play (e.g. rolling through a tune) but would like to learn fiddle tunes, get in touch with us at taborgrass@gmail.com.

Jam Class 3:30-4:45

A whole class just for jamming! Here we'll be working on all the ins and outs of playing music with other people. We'll work on calling songs, taking breaks, listening in, and communicating with your fellow jammers. Bring a song or tune to call!

Open Jam 12:30-4:45

Back by popular demand! We'll have a room set aside for folks interested in just getting together to play. To coordinate jam times with other Taborgrassers, head on over to our facebook group

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Saturday!

Hey Everyone!
Can't wait for our return to Taborgrass this Saturday! After so long away, we're so excited to see how you're all doing and get back to playing music with each other. 
Schedule and details are below! For the time being, no registration for classes is necessary, though that may change depending on attendance. As always, drop us a line over at taborgrass@gmail.com if you've got any questions!

Schedule

All classes are held weekly on Saturdays

Song Class 12:30-1:45

This class is all about how to learn and jam on bluegrass songs. We'll be walking you through some bluegrass classics, working on their chord progressions, melodies, and lyrics. The focus will be on giving you new songs to call at a jam.

Tune Class 2:00-3:15

This class is all about fiddle tunes! We'll be learning some jam favorites from the bluegrass and old time repertoire, focusing on getting the melodies in our heads and the notes in our fingers. 

This class is melody oriented; if you're a banjo or dobro player that isn't used to playing the same melody a fiddle might play (e.g. rolling through a tune) but would like to learn fiddle tunes, get in touch with us at taborgrass@gmail.com.

Jam Class 3:30-4:45

A whole class just for jamming! Here we'll be working on all the ins and outs of playing music with other people. We'll work on calling songs, taking breaks, listening in, and communicating with your fellow jammers. Bring a song or tune to call!

Open Jam 12:30-4:45

Back by popular demand! We'll have a room set aside for folks interested in just getting together to play. To coordinate jam times with other Taborgrassers, head on over to our facebook group

Pricing

$10 for one class, $5 for each additional class

$5 suggested donation for the open jam

Payment accepted via cash, paypal, and venmo

Covid-19 Policy

Obviously, minimizing covid-19 risk is a huge priority for us over at Taborgrass HQ. We really care about all of you, and want Taborgrass to be as safe as possible. Here's our policy:

In order to attend Taborgrass, you must be vaccinated

This is among the best ways to keep yourself and others safe. On your first visit, please bring either your vaccination record card or a clear photograph of it. If you have a medical condition that prevents you from being vaccinated, get in touch with us at taborgrass@gmail.com.

Masks on at all times

If you're inside the building, please wear a mask, especially when singing. You can read more about singing and covid risk here.