Welcome to JWAMM!

JWAMM is January Weekend Academy of Music Month.
We host an online-only collective upleveling event in January to practice and improve our rapid music creation skills.

Our next event is January 20-22, 2023. Everyone is welcome! Here's what's currently planned.

Times listed in UTC timezone.

Fri, Jan 20, 2023, 7:00 PM - 120 minutes
The (illustrated) history of slothcore, from 2021 to modern days
Host: The Fishermen & the Priestess
- Intros and icebreaker (5 minutes) - History of slothcore (15 minutes) a) how was the genre created? b) what characterizes slothcore? c) what are the important songs that have marked the genre throughout the ages? - How to write slothcore (30 minutes) a) setting the right BPM b) finding a d̵͍͙͚͈̝̐̊͆̅͝͝i̷̠̦͉̣̻̖͕̔̊̍̃̃͌̂͠r̶̨̩̮̎ṫ̶̛͕͈̼̱̈̀y̴̪̹͈̰̖͇̺͌̇ tone c) pauses — how much… …is too long? - Short nap (5 minutes) - Skirmish! (1 hour) - Final words (5 minutes)

Sat, Jan 21, 2023, 4:00 PM - 120 minutes
Open Mic for FAWM songs
Host: JaneG
A bardic circle (#'s assigned as you arrive) for you to perform a FAWM song or two. Starting early to encourage international participation.

Sat, Jan 21, 2023, 6:00 PM - 120 minutes
​ Hey folks! We’re getting close to JWAMM 2023. If you want to see what’s currently planned, checkout https://jwamm.com/ - and see Announcement: January 2023 Slot Signup Now Available! - #2 if you want to host a session. Lyrics.. Writing that first Line
Host: billwhite51
The opening line of a song may should give the listener an idea of what is ahead. The who, what, when, where, and why, those five W’s of journalism, are a few options for the direction one might take. We will be considering these options and what they signify by comparing and contrasting. traditional and modern examples…There will be ample opportunity for those who attend to give their own views on matters discussed, and other related expoundabilities.

Sun, Jan 22, 2023, 12:00 AM - 120 minutes
Ambient/Instrumental Skirmish
Host: spirulence
1 hour to write and record an instrumental song based on a prompt. 1 hour to listen to each others' work! Use something new you've learned for an extra challenge.

Sun, Jan 22, 2023, 5:00 PM - 120 minutes
Guitar Repair and Maintenance
Host: John Lampson
In this virtual meeting, we'll go through the basic setup of at least one of my guitars. I’ll narrate the process, give opportunities to pause and demonstrate things close-up, and for you to show me and the group what you’re doing so we can all help you through it! There are some basic things you’ll need for this, depending on what you’re hoping to accomplish, like a fresh set of strings and maybe a few small tools like screwdrivers or hex wrenches.