WAMA SLOW JAM


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Normally - Second Saturday

October through May

Time:  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Next Slow Jam:
Second Saturday

October 12, 2024




The WAMA Slow Jam is ALWAYS fun and NEVER intimidating. If you're a beginner, you will find everyone very supportive and helpful. Jamming starts at 1:00 pm and lasts until around 4:00 pm. We have a break at about 2:20 pm for social time and a snack-type potluck. (If you would like, please bring a snack to share.) Also, we have three open mic slots (one song per slot) before we begin the second half.


See directions to Hope Grange below.

Both our Slow Jam at The Hope Grange and our Jam at The Oakview Grange are FREE, regardless if you are WAMA members or not. Newcomers are always encouraged to attend and participate or to just drop by, listen, and check us out. As a nonprofit organization, we graciously accept donations which help pay for the facilities we rent for our events, but they are not required. If you've never attended one of our jams, you owe it to yourself to discover how much fun they truly are. It will be great to see you at our next jam!


Download WAMA's Slow Jam Chord Pamphlet   (revised Nov 11, 2020).
This is a complete WAMA chord pamphlet which contains the tunes we play in our Slow Jams.



The May "Tune of the Month" was "Centralia Waltz" in G,
which is available below in PDF format as well as an MP3 file of what the tune sounds like:


"Centralia Waltz" in G   (PDF)




"Centralia Waltz" in G   (MP3)



Other tunes we may be playing, if we have time, are our core tunes:

  • "Old Joe Clark" in A
  • "Soldiers Joy" in D
  • "Liberty" in D
  • "Blackberry Blossom" in G
  • "Bill Cheatum" in A
  • "Cripple Creek" in A


We typically play these tunes at around 90 to 100 beats per minute. After everyone has had a chance to take a lead break on it (if they desire), we then play the tune through a couple of times as a group at normal speed. Mistakes are welcome and egos are checked at the door.



Hope to see you there!

Download WAMA's Slow Jam Chord Pamphlet   (revised Nov 11, 2020).
This is a complete WAMA chord pamphlet which contains the tunes we play in our Slow Jams.



Let us know if you have any questions. You can easily email us from our "Contact Us" form.

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Directions To Hope Grange:

Hope Grange
120 Antrim Road
Winlock, WA 98596


The Hope Grange is host to the famous WAMA Slow Jam (2nd Saturday of the month)   as well as many great workshops and concerts held throughout the year. This historic building is over a century old, and it lends a warm and rustic ambiance to acoustic music events. Complete with a performance stage and even a kitchen, the Hope Grange is the ideal setting for community potlucks and gatherings.





From I-5 North or South, take exit 68 for US-12 E toward Morton/Yakima. From the North, at the exit stop sign, turn right onto W Avery RD. From the South, at the exit stop sign, turn left, cross over the freeway and onto W Avery RD. Continue straight on W Avery Rd at the flashing red stop light. Drive approximately 2.6 miles to Old Hwy 603 W. After crossing railroad tracks, turn left onto Old Hwy 603 W. Go approximately 0.9 miles and turn left onto Antrim Rd. Go under the railroad tracks, then approximately 0.1 miles around the bend and Hope Grange will be on the right immediately after passing a house on the right.


From Napavine, drive south on Old Hwy 603 W for approximately 3.4 miles. Turn left onto Antrim Rd. Go under the railroad tracks, then approximately 0.1 miles around the bend and Hope Grange will be on the right immediately after passing a house on the right.


From Winlock, drive North on Old Hwy 603 W for approximately 3.3 miles. Turn right onto Antrim Rd. Go under the railroad tracks, then approximately 0.1 miles around the bend and Hope Grange will be on the right immediately after passing a house on the right.





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