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National Youth Event, July 10-13, 2012, Purdue University
All Strings Jam Session for NYE 2012

Imagine rocking out on stage before 3,000 screaming fans!

If you play a stringed instrument and can imagine yourself using your musical talent to glorify God, connect with your peers and raise social consciousness, the NYE 2012 All Strings Jam Session is for you!

Imagine inspiring youth through musical selections such as Lady Gaga's Born This Way or John Mayer's Waiting on the World to Change.

If you play the acoustic guitar, electric guitar or bass guitar and can bring your instrument to NYE 2012, you can be an All Strings Jam Session All Star. Vocalists are also welcome. Instruments will not be provided. Get hands on at NYE 2012 and be an All Strings All Star!

Jam With Us

When:       
Thursday, July 12

Time:       
2:15 PM – 3:15 PM (Mandatory All Strings Master Class)
3:15 PM – 4:30 PM (Mandatory rehearsal, staging and sound check.)
6:45 PM (Mandatory All Stars stage check-in.)
7:00 PM (Worship and Performance)

Where:       
Elliott (Edward C.) Hall of Music

Music:
Lady Gaga's Born This Way
John Mayer's Waiting on the World to Change

Master Class Workshop and Sound Check

All Strings Jam Session at NYE 2012 will be offered as a workshop option for Thursday's July 12 in the afternoon session. The master class will be directed by Aaron Gaines, NYE musical director for the NYE House Band, Tribe of Judah. The mandatory master class or workshop session will be followed by a mandatory on-site rehearsal. The workshop/master class and tech rehearsal are both scheduled for Elliott Hall of Music. The tech rehearsal will include sound check and staging for the performance during worship. All Stars are asked to check-in with the stage manager at Elliott Hall of Music at 6:45 PM prior to Thursday evening's 7 PM worship.

Bring Your Imagination and Instruments

We invite the following All Strings Jam Instruments: Acoustic, electric and bass guitars. Have another stringed instrument we should jam with? Email suggestions to youth@ucc.org.
 
The NYE House Band (Tribe of Judah) will provide the following instrumentation: Piano, Drums and Vocals. Vocalists are welcome to join the master class, rehearsal and performance.

All Strings Downloads

All Strings Jam Session All Stars must download sheet music to rehearse in advance of NYE. We are counting on our All Stars to prepare for the Worship Performance scheduled for Thursday, July 12 by rehearsing and learning the music prior to NYE. The music director will be on-hand to offer guidance and support and to help synchronize the instrumental collaboration. Bring your downloaded sheet music to the workshop/master class, rehearsal and performance.  

There is a fee assessed with downloading of scores. Obtain approval from guardian/parent (s).

YouTube Tutorial Links

"Waiting On The World To Change" (John Mayer) {Official}

"Waiting On The World To Change" (John Mayer) {Acoustic Guitar Tutorial}

"Waiting On The World To Change" (John Mayer) {Electric Guitar Tutorial}

"Waiting On The World To Change" (John Mayer) {Electric Guitar/Solo Tutorial}

"Waiting On The World To Change" (John Mayer) {Electric Guitar/Solo Tutorial}

"Waiting On The World To Change" (John Mayer) {Electric Bass Guitar Tutorial}

"Waiting On The World To Change" (John Mayer) {Electric Bass Guitar Groove Tutorial}

"Born This Way" (Lady Gaga) {Official}

"Born This Way" (Lady Gaga) {Acoustic Guitar Tutorial}

More Important Stuff To Remember

• Obtain permission from parents/guardians before downloading music scores.
• Bring your downloaded sheet music with you to NYE for rehearsal and performance.
• Bring your instruments with you. We will not have loaner instruments available.

Contact: Waltrina Middleton, Minister for Youth Advocacy and Leadership Formation, at middletonw@ucc.org or 216-736-3871