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I spent last night jamming with my friend over the internet. We had fun for almost 2 hours. 

If you have a computer with a camera, and a distant friend to jam with then Skype might be the answer. It is pretty easy to use once it is installed on both computers. You can chat, call, and video call. I use it for chat and video call which is free and you just need the friends e-mail address to connect. 

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@Randy120 Thank you!  Can there be a better example of "Win/Win"?   Something that will potentially give us that mental hygiene break so many of us desperately need right now and at the same time something that could improve our playing?!

I say that second part because I have heard so often after we get to a certain point in our learning the process that is going to accelerate our progress more than anything else is "getting out" and playing with others.  Of course, in our current environment we can't "get out" so this could possibly be the next best thing.

My Wednesday night jam buddies and I keep saying we are going to do this but we haven't.  We have to.

For my buddies we have been talking about an app called Jamkazam.  Please understand.  I am not recommending this.  I haven't used this yet and so can't recommend it.

Theoretically, it seems like a great idea.  But living in the country with a ridiculously slow connection my mind immediately goes to lagging and buffering and how could it work in a jamming environment.  there is a discussion about this over at Blues Guitar Unleashed and it seems there are problems with connections speed and also something about finding your group and joining in.

If anyone on here has any experience with Jamkazam let us know what that experience was.  Or if you have done any quarantine jamming with other Guitar Gathering members or anyone! tell us about it! 

 

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@matonanjin Several members of the old L&M Guitar forum used Jamkazam in the past. Maybe one of them will chime in on the subject. Yes slow internet could be an issue, but you don't know until you try. You can also try running a speed test like this: https://www.speedtest.net/ which will give you an idea if the speed is enough. If you can use a streaming service like Netflix then you can probably Skype and maybe Jamkazam. 

 

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My wife teaches piano and during the pandemic has moved to teaching online through Zoom, Skype and WhatsApp.

Her experience is that there is a fraction of a second delay (I'd guess at 1/4 to 1/2 a second), enough that she cannot play along with a student.

Internet speed will be one factor, as well as how fast the two computers are - and smartphones are just handheld computers.

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well not  that I need it.. just signed into Skype for the first time in years.. so it's setup on my computer now.. which it never was before.

for a 'just in case'

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You can also call your mom!

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@Randy120 Sadly I can't.. NeilES335's mom and Steve K's mom came to visit my mom a couple of years ago.. no Skype there. 

but for the rest of you.. call your mom.. 

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1 hour ago, Eracer_Team-DougH said:

@Randy120 Sadly I can't.. NeilES335's mom and Steve K's mom came to visit my mom a couple of years ago.. no Skype there. 

but for the rest of you.. call your mom.. 

Yes. Sure wish i could. But I'll see Mom and Dad again someday. 

And yes; drop what your doing that's so important and call you Mom or Dad now. Even if you don't have anything special to say. Mom's especially just want to hear the sound of your voice.  

N

ps Thank you for remembering Doug.

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Same here Neil - both my mom and dad passed away over the past two years. I am glad I took the time to call them (and take their calls) as often as I could.

As Neil said - if you still have family to call - give them a call, even if you don't have anything special to say!

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