Online programs like this one provide a great opportunity to learn how to play an instrument without leaving your bedroom, but for a complete musical experience there's just no substitute for playing with real, live musicians in front of an audience. If you don't have a band to play with, the best opportunity to experience live performance is at a jam session.
Jams are usually hosted by bars or restaurants during otherwise quiet times like Sunday afternoons or Monday nights (Google "jam sessions" and your location to see what's around). The common musical denominator is blues, so the rhythm styles and soloing techniques you learn here in the Blues Guitar program will give you a strong foothold. If you haven't participated in a jam before, here are a few tips on what to expect and how to prepare:
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