Join Jules and I in our weekly online old time session. We did a trial run of the session on the 24th March 2020 at the start of our Lockdown during the Covid pandemic and the session proved popular that we keep running them!
Tuesdays 8pm UK time.
Sundays Slow Jam 8pm UK time
at both sessions, Zoom ‘doors’ open for greetings 7.30pm.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Join us on Zoom or YouTube (details below). Plug your device into some louder speakers while you are watching us, go get your instrument and join us!
We won’t be able to hear you like on Zoom but you will see and hear us and you’ll be playing with us..
Isn’t it awkward?
Won’t I hear you?
If you don’t want to be on camera in the Slow Jam, visit YouTube instead.
WE ARE ON “ZOOM!”
Zoom is like Skype but is more interactive and you can see up to 49 players simultaneously depending on the device you are using.
Zoom on phones you can see 4 players and on larger tablets you can see more by swiping right to left. On computers you can use ‘Gallery’ view to see up to 25-49 people. See the photo above of how Zoom looks.
Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/onlineoldtimesession/
BOOK ZOOM DETAILS WITH EVENTBRITE
You will only need to do this once and save the email. If you are running late, just choose any day, save the email as the Zoom details will remain the same (unless we get trolled!).
NEW VISITORS & HANG OUT TIME
It is recommended that new visitors sign in to Zoom early at 7.30pm UK time before we start tunes. This is a great way to meet and introduce ourselves and each other. It can be overwhelming joining Zoom with strangers, but as a community we have learnt to make sure everyone is welcome so that this digital video communication is easier for everyone. During this half an hour, we can also help with any tech questions you might have.
After the session we leave Zoom running for a catch up and hang out or questions. We have people who use our session to meet old friends, or make new ones. It was a chance to meet safely during the Covid pandemic.
Don’t forget there are chat platforms on Zoom where I will see your messages. Please talk to us live in chat so that we know you are there and also please do ask us for tune requests!
Sunday’s slow jams does most of the time involve Jules on guitar and he will call out the chords as we go.
The following Tuesday up to speed jams are in the same key as the Slow Jams for a chance to work on them.
Slow Jams are the same time 8pm UK time every Sunday and 7.30pm Zoom doors open for new visitors.
If details change, please follow our Page here for latest announcements: https://www.facebook.com/onlineoldtimesession
If you must, donations can be made on our PayPal link here below. Click the ‘Send’ button to make your donation.
Both Jules and I want to thank all those who have donated, and also people who donate regularly as well. We really did not expect the amount of support you have given us! But please don’t feel you have to donate if you can’t. Your donations are keeping this project going and the expenses covered so that we can provide something musical and fun to help each other get through this pandemic, so I want to thank your support that helps each other as well.
A BIG PILE OF LINKS:
YOUTUBE CATCH UP: https://www.youtube.com/user/sumo55sumo
ZOOM info (in Announcements) and latest news, updates and other posts here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/onlineoldtimesession
OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR LATEST NEWS: https://www.facebook.com/onlineoldtimesession
YOUTUBE SAMPLE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irNek5IDiv0