Just a quick reminder that for the whole month of December, the beginner jam has been moved to the Ironwood Bar & Grill, and is being held on Thursdays rather than Tuesdays.
At the beginner jams held for the remainder of December, you are welcome to call Christmas/seasonal songs at the jam that you would like to play that you believe would be a good 'fit' for the beginner jam group. And you need not wait until the second half of the evening to call these.
Of the many Christmas/seasonal songs that have been played in past years at the December through early January beginner jams, the ones that I think have worked the best in the context of the beginner jam are:
Auld Lang Syne
Away In A Manger
Good King Wenceslas
Shepherds In The Field
Go Tell It On The Mountain
Joy To The World
In a file at the bottom of this write-up, I have included the chord progressions I usually use for each of these 9 songs.
Song of the week write-ups, complete with recordings and melody sheets, for Auld Lang Syne, Away In A Manger, Good King Wenceslas, and Silent Night can be found here:
All of Jason's Songs - Idaho Bluegrass Association
In addition to the jam videos available here Jason’s YouTube Links – Alphabetical Listing – Parisology (cyberplasm.com) for Away In A Manger, Good King Wenceslas, and Silent Night, I have also made a jam video that includes Jingle Bells, Shepherds In The Field, and Auld Lang Syne (Beginner Bluegrass Jam 12/12/2020 | Jam Along | Idaho Bluegrass Association | Jason Homey - YouTube), and a jam video that starts with Joy To The World Intermediate Bluegrass Jam 12/12/2020 | Jam Along | Idaho Bluegrass Association | Jason Homey - YouTube
Finally, here is a live performance from the December 2019 IBA open mic of 6 Christmas/Seasonal songs (O Little Town Of Bethlehem, Away In A Manger, Good King Wenceslas, Silent Night, Shepherds In The Field, and Auld Lang Syne) Jason Homey and the Snake River Boys, IBA Open Mic, 12_16_19 - YouTube
Christmas Seasonal Songs.pdf
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