Washington Acoustic Music Association (WAMA)

WAMA SLOW JAM

Second Saturday -- October through May

Please NOTE: The December WAMA Slow Jam is on December 1, 2018.

Slow Jam


Our next Slow Jam will be on the first Saturday of December, December 1, 2018, at the Hope Grange in Winlock, WA (See directions below).

This is our December Holiday Jam and Potluck.

For the potluck, WAMA will be providing the main holiday entree dishes (turkey, ham, & dressing). You're welcome to contribute to this grand feast and are encouraged to bring a favorite seasonal potluck dish to complement these delicious entrees.

The Slow Jam starts at 1:00 pm and lasts until about 2:30 pm.
(Please allow 30 minutes between end of slow jam and before potluck in order to prepare food.)

Potluck      -   3:00 pm.

Open Mic   -   4:00 pm. (Unlimited slots but only 2 songs per slot.)

You can download WAMA's Slow Jam Chord Pamphlet by clicking HERE   (revised Sept 23, 2018)
This is a complete WAMA chord pamphlet which contains the tunes we play in our Slow Jams.

We'll be playing: Silent Night in C, Jingle Bells in G, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen in Am, Up On the Housetop in G, and
O Little town of Bethlehem in D, which is available HERE as a PDF file.

In addition we will be playing our "Tune of the Month" (Frosty the Snowman) which is available down below in pdf format as well as an mp3 file of what the tune sounds like:

Frosty the Snowman PDF


Frosty the Snowman MP3

And of course, we'll be playing our standard tunes of: Old Joe Clark in A, Soldiers Joy in D, Bill  Cheatum in A, Blackberry Blossom in G, Liberty in D, and 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!

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


Directions To The Hope Grange:

Hope Grange
118 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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