I just wanted to share my little story with you, since it marks an important achievement for me
I had my first jam session, and even if I am a super beginner, I was the band leader, too! Can you imagine a bassist as a band leader? Sting! Les! make room for me, here I come!
Last week I had my first jam session with two really special (if not world-famous, yet) musicians: my son (10 year old) was on the guitar & my daughter (8 years old) was at the drums. We jammed on the ultimate groove workout, as a good way to learn the blues scale and eigths notes.
Now, from an “objective musical point of view”, it was… let me see, how can I phrase it? Terrible is probably a good description.
But… From the point of view of “how much fun we had”? It was amazing!
And from the point of view of being a proud father? Out-of-scale! 10/10 would do again
I will be honest, I am not a good player. There are people who are talented and people who are not, and I know fully well where I do stand (of course, people who are talented have worked a lot to earn their talents!)
But my joy in playing with my kids and exchanging nods with them to actually play together… you can imagine it. I couldn’t dream of a better first jam session and the nice thing is that the other musicians (!) had fun, too, and want to play again together!