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  • 1st VOM

    Posted by andy_e on July 10, 2021 at 7:10 pm

    My small win was attending my 1st VOM last night. Delightful experience, great people and music!

    andy_e replied 2 years, 10 months ago 7 Members · 20 Replies
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  • Cadgirl

    Member
    July 11, 2021 at 4:20 am

    I have never attended a VOM yet. I’ll have to get past that road block and attend one myself. Good for you for attending.

    • Bill_Brown

      Member
      July 11, 2021 at 6:50 am

      Go for it @Cadgirl 👏 There is one this afternoon starting at 2:00pm eastern time. You can attend without having to play as @bugmeist says👍

    • andy_e

      Member
      July 11, 2021 at 9:55 am

      People are so sweet and you don’t have to play if you don’t want to. I hope you do this, if you have the desire.

  • bugmeist

    Member
    July 11, 2021 at 5:14 am

    @cadgirl you should attend a VOM soon, There is never any pressure to play a tune and you’ll get a great idea of the variety of skill levels. Also you will meet some very supportive and talented guitar players. If you want to play just realize that you won’t be the only nervous one…the nerves fade (a bit) the more you play.

  • Bill_Brown

    Member
    July 11, 2021 at 6:45 am

    Awesome @andy_e 👍 Did you get a chance to have a “brain freeze”😱?

    • andy_e

      Member
      July 11, 2021 at 9:56 am

      Bill, I had my moments of my fingers suddenly feeling like sausages that were not very much under my control. I opted to use music but next time I plan to do a memorized song, so I may fully embrace opportunities for brain freeze. Thanks for checking in!

  • Cadgirl

    Member
    July 11, 2021 at 8:02 am

    @bugmeist and @Bill_Brown , As of right now I don’t have sound on my computer. I have to wear headphones to hear anything so i would be a silent attendee. Is that an issue with attending a VOM without sound?

    • Bill_Brown

      Member
      July 11, 2021 at 8:11 am

      As long as you can hear them @Cadgirl , it’s all good😎 The VOM’s are done on Zoom, so you can type in the “chat” area to make comments if you want👍

      • Cadgirl

        Member
        July 11, 2021 at 1:01 pm

        ok, thanks! I’ll make sure i have the latest zoom app on my computer.

    • Guy_H

      Member
      July 11, 2021 at 8:13 am

      Hi @cadgirl actually headphones work best for VOMs because if you are are speaking or playing and using speakers there is often echo & distortion. Common courtesy is to remain muted unless you are speaking. There is no problem if anyone wants to just hangout and listen. You may be asked to introduce yourself by the host just so folks get to know you.

      • Cadgirl

        Member
        July 11, 2021 at 1:02 pm

        Ok, i’ll be in at least one VOM this week.

      • andy_e

        Member
        July 11, 2021 at 10:06 pm

        We will be rooting you on, whether you decide to participate or not

    • andy_e

      Member
      July 11, 2021 at 9:58 am

      I often typed messages instead of talking as did many others. I don’t think the lack of audio will be a problem.

      • Cadgirl

        Member
        July 11, 2021 at 1:02 pm

        excellent! good thing there is a spell check 🙂

  • Moonhare

    Member
    July 11, 2021 at 8:47 am

    Am definitely going to try to get to one depending on the timezones (I’m in the UK). I’d just love to listen in and hear how it goes. Well done on doing your first one @andy_e

    • andy_e

      Member
      July 11, 2021 at 9:59 am

      Thanks, Moonhare! It seemed to be an international group of people attending, which was really cool. I was thinking this was was of the silver lining aspects of not doing in-person open mics.

  • MarkD66

    Member
    July 11, 2021 at 11:25 am

    @andy_e It was a pleasure listening and hearing you play Friday night! I had attended several Voms in the past just listening without my video or mic on. You gave me the courage to join in and talk briefly. Everyone is so encouraging. Although I dont know how to play a complete song the group is so encouraging I took the plung saturday night,strumming and playing some chord transitions….If I have any regrets its not finding the courage to join in 6 months ago…@Cadgirl I would encourage you to visit a Vom….. Im actually on cloud nine today..

    • andy_e

      Member
      July 11, 2021 at 12:56 pm

      MarkD66, really good to hear from you. I am glad to read of your VOM Saturday experience! I plan to attend this coming Friday’s VOM – I would like to play a Tom Petty song I am working on – I think I will do this even if it is in rough shape, partly to practice not feeling like I need to do “perfectly”. Good to be on the journey with you.

    • Cadgirl

      Member
      July 11, 2021 at 1:03 pm

      HOOT HOOT! i’m excited to give it a go.

      • andy_e

        Member
        July 11, 2021 at 10:03 pm

        Excellent!!

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