Pickers Circle

Second, Fourth and Fifth Wednesdays – 7 pm.

28 July – Train Songs . Sing or play one. Invite your friends and family. We answer questions and consider requests.  If you are listening and have a question or a request – put it in the chat.

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Past Circles:

14 July Open Circle – Bring any music that you like.  Bring your friends and family. We answer questions and consider requests.  If you are listening and have a question or a request – put it in the chat. Video at https://youtu.be/m_WL0Lk6f5w

30 June Back to Basics – Simple songs for beginners with three chords. YouTube highlights at https://youtu.be/o4Ly2_gbdCc

23 June Live Long and Prosper – Sing the Old songs. Stretch your physical and mental capacity. Stay alive. Complete Youtube Video at

9 Jun Lets Talk Tab. What are your favorite Tabs? How do you read them? Highlights Part 1 at https://youtu.be/ZW4UDxo92RE and Part II at https://youtu.be/2EHms97ydaQ

26 MayBob Dylan’s Birthday . Play what you please or play Dylan. Over 500 songs to choose from. Session highlights here.

May 12 7:00 pmGet on the Bus — We need volunteers to try Sonobus. This is a very well documented, easy to use program that will allow us to play in sync the way John and friends did at the last circle. New long format and Highlights.

Apr 28 Another approach to Online Jamming. Apr 28. An update from John Lyon. Video highlights are on You-Tube as usual.

Apr. 14 7:00 pm Double Tracks Can we play along with the material we recorded last circle? Can you create new material to play with?

Mar. 31 7:00 pm Blues Again . The page starts with a link to 8 bar blues. How many examples can we play in an evening? Highlights are here. A rare BANJO was sighted in the circle.

Mar 10 7 pm Jazz it up. We can talk about ways to improve our simple 1 – 4 – 5 progressions and we can play any Jazz standards we may know. Highlights.

Feb 24 4pm Writing a Song What do you need to know to write your first song? Tell us how you found the way. Highlights at https://youtu.be/eFW-4KZatGw

Feb 10 — Back to the Blues — sing or play anything blue – or just about anything. Video Highlights.

Jan 13 — The Cat Came Back — another song and a circle. Session highlights https://youtu.be/LIgTrZUdWdg

Dec 23rd Songs for Christmas with Thomas Mathieson. session highlights https://youtu.be/eGbMKohGRf8 

Dec 9 I got Rhythm – session highlights on YouTube

Nov 25 3-5 pm Open Tunings — Stoo Born. Video Workshop and Session Highlights.

Nov 11 Bluegrass — Doc’s Guitar – Video workshop and Session Highlights

Oct 28 Train Songs — Freight Train — Video workshop

Oct 14 – Joe Turner — Lyrics and chords . Session Highlights on You-Tube.

Chromatic Scales The names of all the notes on the Fret board.

Sept 30 – Froggy Went a Courtin

Diatonic Scales Do re mi fa so la ti do. Everywhere in every key.