in joining a "Group" - not to play publicly, just for fun?
We have mixed abilities - no requirement for accomplished musicians.
All instruments are welcomed
We normally meet at Bracknell Methodist Church on two Fridays each
On each of these dates there are two sessions running consecutively,
and you can come to either or both:
Guitar for Beginners
(with tuition) starts at 1.30pm
and lasts an hour
The main Jamming session
starts immediately afterwards at 2.30pm
Risk Assessments for this
Group (especially related to the Coronavirus situation) are as follows
Blues Rock Jazz Session here.
Guitar Tuition here
Jamming sessions have continued via Zoom throughout all the lockdowns. However, we are not able to play
together via Zoom because of the communication delay between the
various participants, so in each session we individually play and
everyone else mutes themselves but then plays along with whoever is
playing. Not everyone is comfortable playing individually in this way
but we usually get six to eight people who are, and everyone playing
individually for us, chooses their own material.
We now have something approaching 150 songs (excluding Xmas carols) in
our repertoire and we are all desperate to get back together ‘on
stage’. There’s nothing to beat making music together even though we
are mixed ability. We are also looking forward to playing one or two
live gigs again for various other organisations in addition to our own
esteemed BFu3a (e.g. Wokingham u3a Rock and Roll Group, Bracknell
Women’s Institute etc).
We are hoping to start playing live together after 17th May at the Bracknell Methodist Church.
sessions have likewise continued via Zoom. When regulations permit, we
plan to offer face-to-face tuition for absolute beginners.