What It Is (Normally)
The Student Jam is a way for students to take what they've learned in lessons and apply it in the real world. You learn your respective part to a song and then get on stage and perform it! This happens on the fly without a group rehearsal (hence it's a "jam"). The shows always take place at professional venues where touring bands play regularly. Student Jams are free to anyone taking lessons at the Foundry.
What It Is (Temporarily, Socially Distant)
We're excited to announce details for the next Student Jam because we're improving on the virtual model and this time students will get to record their parts at a professional recording studio, Blast House Studios! Blast House is a fully equipped and professional recording studio (not to mention award-winning), and it's also a safe environment to be in during these times. You can check out our COVID-19 protocols here.
Theme: In-Studio Edition 2
April 9-11 (recording sessions)
Blast House Studios
Our selection is based on our experience from the most recent session and continues with 10 songs that will be fun projects for the studio environment. This Jam's songs are as follows:
Cannonball by the Breeders
Stranded by Gojira
Break My Heart by Dua Lipa
Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
Action by Mavis Staples
Merchandise by Fugazi
Spring and by Summer Fall by Blonde Redhead
Crane Wife 3 by the Decemberists
Dreams by Fleetwood Mac
Small Town Moon by Regina Spektor
(1-2 songs may be cut from the final list if there's insufficient student interest)
The Recording Sessions
Each participant of the Student Jam* will sign up for a private 30-minute time slot (no other students will be in the session) between April 9-11. The student will get to record multiple takes with the assistance of a recording engineer. We'll also capture the session on video and, in late April, will release a professionally edited final version featuring all the students performing the song "together."
If you're interested in participating, ask your instructor to put in a request for your top 3 song choices no later than Sunday, February 21. We will be finalizing and announcing part assignments on Monday, February 22. Once you've got your part you can get to work learning it. Soon after you can expect someone from the Foundry to contact you to schedule the recording session.
Thank you for your help in making this another fun adventure in virtual MMF Student Jamming!
*The Student Jam is offered for free exclusively to current lesson students. Not a student? Sign up here.