Welcome Backstage with Tim

tim and his guitarsThis is a private back page for students of Tim Quinn in order to allow my students to communicate and connect with each other for the purpose of getting together to jam, one-on-one.

So, I would like to provide some guidance. In order to find the right person to jam with, you should be able to: 

1. Rate your own playing level on a scale of 1-5:

  1. Beginner
  2. Beginner-Intermediate
  3. Intermediate
  4. Intermediate-Advanced
  5. Advanced

2. Describe the types of music you want to play with another guitarist in a jam session:

  • Rock
  • Blues
  • Jazz
  • Country
  • Acoustic songs with singing
  • Indie
  • Pop
  • R&B
  • Other (describe)

The above genres include sub-genres and different eras. Be sure to describe the eras and sub-genres, and give examples of songs you like in your selected type of music.

3. Define what you want to do on the guitar, and what you can bring to a jam session:

  • Play blues rhythm and/or lead guitar
  • Play songs…describe what songs you can play or are trying to play
  • Play chord progressions…using open chords, barre chords, or both?
  • Play scales in different keys on the guitar
  • Do you sing at all?


Once you find a "jam buddy", I am willing to meet with the two of you, to lead the initial jam session to get you going (if requested). Say, if two of you students communicate through this page, and decide you would like to get together, I can be the “leader” of your first jam session, in helping you prepare specific materials beforehand, as well as coach the interaction of the jam session, and participate with you. This will help you focus on skills you may want to develop, in order to have a fun and productive jam!

If you're already a registered user, enter your username and password and hit the green "Login" button below.

If you're not yet registered, you can do so using the blue "Request Invitation" button and I will get back to you ASAP with a link to register.

Hit me up if you have any questions!

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