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I'm having trouble finding someone to jam with.

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by h2omaker, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. h2omaker


    Feb 24, 2013
    Central Alabama
    Hi folks,

    A while back I got the idea(bright or not I don't know) to try and find a band or group of folks to jam with. I think I'm ready to start playing with folks in a jam setting, not gigs just informal stuff.

    So I posted the following ad on CL and got a few responses, but nothing ever panned out.

    My question to you guys is, did I go about this the wrong way? Thanks in advance for any help you can lend.

    The ad:

    Wannabe bass player, looking! (Southeast Shelby county)
    Yep, you read that right. I'm a wannabe and I freely admit it. Looking for a person or band that doesn't mind teaching someone that's willing to learn and dependable. I've got my stuff together, I just need a guiding hand with the bass. Not a complete beginner, but definitely not far along. I have reliable equipment with the ability to upgrade as I need to. I don't do drugs, or drink heavily, I do smoke, and I have reliable transportation and a working watch (I can tell time and be there on it).

    Please contact me through the reply option on this posting.

  2. jchrisk1


    Nov 15, 2009
    Northern MI
    Yeah, that ad doesn't look good to me. Don't call yourself a wannabe. Maybe list how long you have been playing and what music you are into and things like that. Explain that you are looking for people with similar levels of experience to try and make music with. If you are looking for someone to teach you, then you should look in your area for a music teacher. Which is a good idea anyway. It's okay to be humble, but that ad (to me) comes off like you started playing last week. Good luck with the search.
  3. praisebass


    Aug 20, 2009
    When I was younger and in a city where i didn't know anyone and starting out on guitar, I took a community college non credit evening guitar class and meet lots of people with similar interests.