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1) Treat everyone and everything at the Jam respectfully.
2) Do not bring any food or drink (except bottled water) in our studios.
3) Do n
ot move any equipment (other than guitars and basses) from studio to studio.
4) Vacate studios in a timely manner without being told to do so.

5) Pay for all session time not canceled 72 or more hours in advance.
6) Pay for any damage to the Jam or Jam gear
caused by you.
7) No unsupervised children - we are not child-proof!
No pets other than service animals.
9) Clean up after yourself and dispose of your trash in ALL areas.
10) Minimum 2 hour rehearsal sessions for groups (1 hour for solo practice).
11) You may book time on the half hour as well as in half hour increments (6:30-9:00 pm)

The Code of Jamming

1) Play at a volume that allows you to hear everyone else clearly.
2) Obey the instructions of the Facilitator - it's for the greater good.
3) If there are people waiting to play, rotate out every 20 minutes.
4) Be in tune: Tune silently or (at the very least) quickly. And often.
5) Talk to each other "off mic" for best communication in a small room.
6) If you're not sure what to play, drop out or play very quietly.
7) Give everyone a fair say in song selection.
8) Don't noodle while others are trying to talk about what to play.
9) Help out new and inexperienced players. Make them feel welcome.
10) Stop playing and start packing 3-5 minutes before time is up.
11) Be willing to expand your horizons.

The Code of Rehearsing

1) Play at a volume that allows you to hear everyone else clearly.
2) Arrive on time or call your bandmates if you're running late.
3) Do your homework. Rehearsal is not the place to learn songs.
4) Agree upon a modest rehearsal agenda - preferably in advance.
5) Stop playing and start packing 3-5 minutes before your time is up.
6) Prior to gigs, rehearse exactly as if you were on stage performing.
7) Rehearse as regularly as possible.

The Code of Gigging

1) Play at a volume that allows you to hear everyone else clearly.
2) Be ready to add or cut songs from your set as necessary.
3) Be prepared to break strings, picks, and sticks.
4) Make friends with the soundperson. Ask for adjustments politely.
5) Get on and off the stage as quickly as possible.
6) Stick around for your comrades' sets, and they'll likely do the same.
7) Promote your gigs via email (everyone!), and keep a Mailing List.
8) Look like a pro: Don't use a music stand.
9) Keep in mind that you aren't just playing - you're performing.
10) Minimize "down time" between songs.
11) If you want to gig again, obey all the instructions of the Soundperson, Promoter, and Club Manager. You probably need them more than they need you.
12) Change at least half your set for each gig to keep your fans interested.
13) Build a MySpace website: It's free, and you'll have a place to announce gigs, sign people up for your Mailing List, and see/hear your band.
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