FAQs

Where is the Meeting House Pub ? 

37 Stony Hill Road, Bethel, CT 06801
203-456-6532
http://www.meetinghousepub.com/

Between Exit 8 and 9 on I84 (closer to 8)

 

What songs will we play?

Each jam's songs are decided ahead of time - see the Upcoming Jams tab.

What Instruments are suggested for the JAM?

While most of us will have a Acoustic Guitar, that is by no ways all we want.  The main thing to keep in mind is we don't want to blast over the guitars with electric devices. So... 

  • Harmonica - Bring 'em!
  • Electric guitar - we are not using an electric guitar in this jam - helps to keep the volumn down.
  • Banjo - yes!
  • Bass - very helpful, we've had jams with 2 basses but at least one is nice.  Just plan to play lower than a rock concert level.
  • Drums - Electric Drums are ideal as the volume can be controlled AND they are easy to haul in and out as well as set up.
  • Keyboards - Might not be a good match for the acoustic guitar jam
  • WInd Instruments - Absolutely - Flute, Sax, Clarinet etc.
  • Ukulele, Mandolin, Fiddle - Absolutely!
  • Percussion - sure!
  • Whatever else we forgot...

What is the best way to follow/play along at the jam?

There are a number of options:

1) Before tablets jammers would print out the DOC files and maybe put them in a notebook and then use a music stand to prop up the notebook. This is still an option that works however it gets unwieldy.  Keep in mind we do not play the same songs all the time - in fact we strive to do the opposite- always trying out new songs. So after 4 or 5 jam sessions you could already have 100 printouts.

2) A laptop - this works great if we have the room since you need to put it on a table (or chair)  in front of you.  You can read the songs right off the site or download them and look at them in another program.

3) Tablet (iPad / Android) - The 10" is the best but 8" is fine and even 7" will work if you can see the print okay.  The tablet is great because it will sit on a music stand.  You can use the jam list directly or download the list and look at them in another app if you want.

Can I print directly from the site?

Yes - when viewing the document click on the little box in the upper right hand corner of doc - the one with a small arrow in it.  This will open a new window with more options including the ability to print. This short video clip shows how:  http://screencast.com/t/OyCi3iZMZv4

(This was done using Chrome - other browsers look a little different)

What should I do if I get the error rmessage from Google Docs... "You've reached the bandwidth limit for viewing or downloading files that aren't in the Google Docs format. Please try again later...

Refresh Your Browser or go back a page and then come back to this page.  Usually this will load the document - if not do it again - I have never seen it not work at least on the 2nd try...  (but there's alway a first time)

Why do .TEF and .GP5 files look a bit whacked?

These files need a program to be viewed properly - download them to your PC and then view them using the appropriate program.