Jamming on NINJAM
@nancyrost Mar 21
Anyone want to do some online jamming on NINJAM?
It's been awhile since I've done it, but I remember it actually worked. And it would be fun to play with others again!
The way it deals with the usual online sync issues is by making the latency a full measure, so you're actually playing along with what the other person played the measure before. So it wouldn't work so well if you were playing something with a lot of chord changes, but groove-based, one-chord, pentatonic or modal stuff can work great.
Let me know if you're interested. Maybe tonight, if we can figure it out again?
@quork Mar 22
Nancy, that sounds extremely cool. Thanks for sharing, I've never heard of NINJAM. I guess it's the kind of thing that you figure out in real time, but how does the "playing a measure behind" work with chord changes, even a simple progression such as 12 bar blues? Each player sticks to the 12 bar structure, and hears everybody else's part a measure after the chord change they have just played? Sounds confusing, but I guess if you go with it it works for most of the progression, just not the first measure after the change. Is there any way to get around that? Crazy, I'm going to have to map this out. My brain hurts.
@quork Mar 22
Okay, I think I get it. There is always a lag of two measures, from what I play to what I hear you play. This would work with a song that, like you said, was one chord, or chord progressions that stayed on the new chord for many (i.e 8 or more) measures each time. I'm definitely interested in trying it out some time.
@ustaknow Mar 22
Interesting stuff 😀
@pifie Mar 22
I still don't know why mostly nobody uses ninjam - it's so great!
@jamkar Mar 23
With jam in my name, it would behoove me to give it a try!