Monthly Karaoke Guitar Jam/Open Mic For Adults!

“I found Dave’s weekly guitar Jam listed on Kijiji and decided to be adventurous! On arrival, I was welcomed, shown around the studio and made to feel at home. We got right down to playing with karaoke tracks, and after we were comfortable with the chord progressions, we “graduated” to using a moving chord chart to play from. It felt like band rehearsal. Playing with others adds so much fun to the learning process. Dave shared bass runs, licks and bar chord progressions in songs as needed and we got to use them right away. He also encouraged us to use the microphone to sing lead or harmonies if we wanted to. Dave was an encouraging and supportive “band-mate” all night long and never pushed. I had a fabulous evening of learning, meeting new people and playing together!” Kathy H. adult guitar student

There’s something for everyone! You’ll get a chance to play music live, learn from others and share ideas. All skill levels welcome.  You can just sit and watch and play a chord when you’re ready, or jump right in! You can sing along if you like, or even try some easy bucket drumming.

Need a time out? Have a beverage (non-alcoholic) on the house and learn by watching and listening.

Chords and music (YouTube links) can be found  at the bottom of this page and can practiced for the Jam Sessions. We will play a lot of the same songs so people can get better at them. We play songs by artists such as  Johnny Cash,  Tom Petty, David Bowie, U2, Coldplay, Bob Dylan etc. We play along with a song as the chords and lyrics flash up on a large wall-mounted monitor and the music plays through great sounding speakers, then afterwards we jam the song together as a group.

Nervous?? Don’t be!! If you can play three chords you’ll find that most songs contain the same chords over and over. You can sit on the sidelines until you get comfortable with the songs. I will explain some basic strumming patterns which you can apply to most of the songs. As the weeks progress you’ll start to “get” how to play the songs and can start singing and playing them at home or at the cottage or at a summer bbq.

No pressure at all. As I said, you can hang out on the sidelines and quietly mimick others and myself playing the chords and songs until you build up your confidence. We always start the Jams with simple songs so you’ll get a chance to get involved right away!! Over time you’ll be playing more and more songs.

The Jam is as much as social event as anything else. It’s a cheap way to have fun and offers great value. It’s also a great way to meet other people and make new friends!

I’m located in the Huntington Park Community. I love playing and singing songs. You don’t have to be a great singer, I’m certainly not! But that doesn’t stop me. Just a good attitude and a willingness to learn and have fun is all you need.

Totally supportive and non-judgemental environment. Even if you only know a few chords you can join in wherever you can. You will be helped by others in the group.

Safe, fun, well-lit environment with lots of room.

****If you’re not one of my students or a student referral or a friend and want to get involved call me and we can decide if this is right for you.  

First come basis, students get priority.

 Payment Policy

Payment can be made only through Interac e-transfers  made payable to walkerguitar@rogers.com.  Payments must be made in advance to book your spot.  No refunds, once payment is made it is made and can not be applied to another week.  If no one shows then studio shuts down at 7:30 p.m. and payment is forfeited.

Fridays: 7:00-8:30 p.m. ( (Start date April 5/2019)

Cost

Students $10

Non-Students $15

Max People per session: 10

 

Song List (It’s flexible)

Cuts Like a Knife-Bryan Adams

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trwLSc_nzP8

https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/bryan_adams/cuts_like_a_knife_chords_388569

https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/bryanadams/cutslikeaknife.html

Leaving on a Jet Plane-Bob Denver

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZU98-BQyoX8&list=PLbSfTlo2XW2v0EL3L4AwazNkRseSxC8cN&index=14

 

https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/john_denver/leaving_on_a_jet_plane_chords_205437

 

https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/johndenver/leavingonajetplane.html

Heroes-David Bowie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_lOVZtqh7g&list=PLbSfTlo2XW2v0EL3L4AwazNkRseSxC8cN&index=15

https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/david_bowie/heroes_chords_1046436

https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/davidbowie/heroes.html

Have You Ever Seen the Rain-–CCR

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Kf-EzFVhxE&list=PLbSfTlo2XW2v0EL3L4AwazNkRseSxC8cN&index=11

https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/creedence_clearwater_revival/have_you_ever_seen_the_rain_chords_56479

 https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/creedenceclearwaterrevival/haveyoueverseentherain.html

Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door–Bob Dylan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGSI-GtUTHA&index=17&list=PLbSfTlo2XW2v0EL3L4AwazNkRseSxC8cN

https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/bob_dylan/knockin_on_heavens_door_chords_1733880

https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/bobdylan/knockinonheavensdoor.html

Twist and Shout-The Beatles

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gR15YTKM5tc&list=PLbSfTlo2XW2v0EL3L4AwazNkRseSxC8cN&index=6

https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/the_beatles/twist_and_shout_chords_489173

 

https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/beatles/twistandshout.html

 Eight Days a Week-The Beatles

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aI3X_OnHe0g&list=PLbSfTlo2XW2v0EL3L4AwazNkRseSxC8cN&index=7

https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/the_beatles/eight_days_a_week_chords_848333

https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/beatles/eightdaysaweek.html

Get Back-The Beatles

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wN0SAE1icfw

https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/the_beatles/get_back_chords_1061694

https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/beatles/get-back-anthology-3.html

Hurt–Johnny Cash

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaDTNDdUTVI&index=1&list=PLbSfTlo2XW2v0EL3L4AwazNkRseSxC8cN

https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/johnny_cash/hurt_chords_89849

https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/johnnycash/hurt.html

With Or Without You-U2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dghLXB4XIOE&list=PLbSfTlo2XW2v0EL3L4AwazNkRseSxC8cN&index=9&t=0s

 https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/u2/with_or_without_you_chords_756884

(you can use A Major chord instead of A sus)

https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/u2band/withorwithoutyou.html 

 

Wild Thing–The Troggs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7yjecrcb_c&list=PLbSfTlo2XW2v0EL3L4AwazNkRseSxC8cN&index=21

https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/the_troggs/wild_thing_chords_1056155

 

Last Kiss-Pearl Jam

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoGBy-2bCGc&list=PLbSfTlo2XW2v0EL3L4AwazNkRseSxC8cN&index=9

https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/pearl_jam/last_kiss_chords_38269

 https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/pearljam/lastkiss.html

 

Light My Fire-The Doors

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1j4BWO3t1c&list=PLbSfTlo2XW2v0EL3L4AwazNkRseSxC8cN&index=20

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deB_u-to-IE

https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/the_doors/light_my_fire_chords_152663

https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/doors/lightmyfire.html

 

Rockin’ In the Free World-Neil Young

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfJpPui9owI

https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/neil_young/rockin_in_the_free_world_chords_2559960

 https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/neilyoung/rockininthefreeworld.html

 

One-U2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVKpJSOJs9M&list=PLbSfTlo2XW2v0EL3L4AwazNkRseSxC8cN&index=10

https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/u2/one_chords_47269

https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/u2band/one.html

Ring of Fire-Johnny Cash

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xMSiHYiAUU&index=13&list=PLbSfTlo2XW2v0EL3L4AwazNkRseSxC8cN

https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/johnny_cash/ring_of_fire_chords_63352

https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/johnnycash/ringoffire.html

 

Yellow-Coldplay

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKNxeF4KMsY

https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/coldplay/yellow_chords_16492

https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/coldplay/yellow.html

Summer of ’69-Bryan Adams

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkdZ-HD2o7I

https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/bryan_adams/summer_of_69_chords_18598

https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/bryanadams/summerof69.html

Big Hard Sun-Eddie Vedder

Eddie uses a capo on first fret, but we’ll play it without the capo. So if you jam along with this tune you’re guitar won’t quite sound right, but don’t worry, bring your guitar and we’ll all play without a capo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4K5od-uZEY

https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/eddie_vedder/big_hard_sun_chords_784148

https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/eddievedder/hardsun.html

Blowin in the Wind–Bob Dylan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMFj8uDubsE

 https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/bob_dylan/blowin_in_the_wind_chords_1086954

https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/bobdylan/blowininthewind.html

 

Hallelujah-Leonard Cohen 

https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/leonard_cohen/hallelujah_chords_97663

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttEMYvpoR-k

https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/leonardcohen/hallelujah.html

I Won’t Back Down-Tom Petty

https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/tom_petty/i_wont_back_down_chords_55036

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRmm4MopoRA&list=PLbSfTlo2XW2v0EL3L4AwazNkRseSxC8cN&index=20&t=106s

https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/tompettyandtheheartbreakers/iwontbackdown.html

 

End of the Line-Travelling Wilburys

https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/traveling_wilburys/end_of_the_line_chords_536426

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMVjToYOjbM

https://www.google.com/search?q=end+of+the+line+lyrics+traveling+wilburys&oq=end+of+the+line+ly&aqs=chrome.2.69i57j0l5.3752j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

 

 

While My Guitar Gently Weeps- Beatles

 

Time of Your Life-Green Day

https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/tab/green_day/good_riddance_time_of_your_life_chords_828704

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ygMms8BwRU

https://www.google.com/search?q=good+riddance+lyrics&oq=good+ridda&aqs=chrome.2.69i57j0l3j69i61j69i60.7580j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

 

Free Falling-Tom Petty

http://www.chordzone.org/2017/10/tom-petty-free-fallin-chords-and-lyrics.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNDbqOyNi_w

Wonderwall Oasis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5OjLpCK3IM