How To Play Well With Others

We at Victor Wooten’s Center for Music and Nature feel that jamming is the absolute best tool for improving one’s musicianship. As a child learning to communicate, we spent much more time verbally “jamming” with others than we did practicing talking in a room by ourselves. Since speaking to others is a fundamental key to rapid improvement, Jam Camp’s primary objective is to help musicians develop better musical communication skills.

This 3-day program will include lots of time for students to jam with each other as well as Victor Wooten and his guests. Victor will also offer students solid techniques designed to help them communicate with other musicians more effectively. Students will learn tools and techniques rarely taught in a classroom setting. Most importantly, we will emphasize the key ingredient in any type of communication: Listening.

Don’t be intimidated.!
Anyone and everyone can jam.
Creating Music together will be our educational focus.

Some of the topics covered:

  • How to use our already developed communication skills in music
  • How to make and keep a one-chord jam interesting.
  • How to make a jam sound like a well-rehearsed song
  • How to better support other musicians
  • How to cover mistakes
  • When less is more
  • Musical confidence
  • Musical courtesy
  • What makes a “jam band” a “Jam Band
  • And Yes, much, much more!

Lots of JAMMING!

To explore the art (and science) of jamming, students will spend time learning from (and jamming with) Victor Wooten and other great musicians. With a less intense workload than our other programs, this three-day camp will not only be informative but filled with fun activities as well.