Carolinas Box Guitar Club meeting #40

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Carolinas Box Guitar Club meeting #40

Time: May 4, 2019 from 10am to 2pm
Location: Big Al's Pub and Grubberia
Street: 9306 Albemarle Road
City/Town: Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Event Type: carolinas, box, guitar, club, meeting, #40
Organized By: Uncle Fred
Latest Activity: May 2, 2019

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The next Carolinas Box Guitar Club meeting, #40, will be Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 11:00 am to 2:00+ pm in the back room at Big Al's Pub & Grubberia, 9306 Albemarle Road Charlotte, NC 28227, 704-567-2333.  It's behind the empty drugstore at the corner of Harrisburg and Albemarle Roads, across Albemarle Rd. from the Good Will store and about 200 feet back from Albemarle Rd.

Big Al's informed me they have another larger all day group scheduled for our June 1st meeting date.  Therefore, our June 1st meeting will be at another location that we all will discuss at the May meeting. We are hoping to add another middle of the month meeting. 

We will continue having our monthly meeting at least on the first Saturday of each month.  Our purpose is to help members develop skills to build and/or play the 12-bar Blues on their 3 or 4-string, fret-less, electric, box guitars.   We also have some members working on and playing 6-string guitar and bass, and harmonica.  We currently have 33 on our email list.

For May, 
We will talk about four rhythm elements that change the sound of your picked or strummed notes.

We will also review the 7th chord "Box" or pattern for picking an arpeggio rhythm instead of strumming chords and we will all together play a 7th chord arpeggio in the key of "C" over a 12-bar Blues chord structure.

Also, we'll all perform our Counting Song and do some jamming.

Bring your new cool music equipment or projects for show and tell.  As usual, we will discuss individual building and playing issues.  I hope several of the Blues Jam musicians will attend to help with our jamming. Bring a small amp, a few watts, for your electric instruments.

So far, our "Carolinas Box Guitar Club Jam" songs include:
Before You Accuse Me, by Bo Diddley or Eric Clapton
Hoochie Coochie Man by Muddy Waters or Jeff Healey
Stormy Monday by T. Bone Walker.
The Sky is Crying by Elmore James.
I Almost Lost My Mind by Albert King.
Little Red Rooster by Willie Dixon.

All will use the 12-bar Blues chord structure except Hoochie Coochie Man. So far, we are playing in the keys of "G", "A", "B", "C" or "D".

We hope to have a video camera to record our jam for the members that couldn't attend and for our personal quality control.

This should be another exciting meeting.  The food and service has been great.  It's in our best interest to tip the waitress generously.  Lets keep her happy.
See you there!

Fred Connell
7953 Hilliard Ln, Concord, NC, 28025, USA
Home: 704-455-7847
Mobile: 704-622-8053

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