Watch the Pier of the Sea online guitar lesson by Andy Aledort from Jam Night Vol. 2
Our first Jam Night song is along the lines of the Otis Redding soul/R&B classic, "(Sitting on the) Dock of the Bay." Soul and R&B songs are standard fare at all jam sessions; they are also perfect examples of creative and interesting song forms and chord progressions, which are perfect ingredients for building up one's rhythm and lead guitar abilities during an improvised jam. The rhythm parts performed here are intended to complement the original parts that are heard on the record. These new rhythmic ideas will add rhythmic drive as well as harmonic interest to the overall musical environment of the song.