Online Chamber Music Resources At A Glance

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ACMP is committed to helping music lovers worldwide in their efforts to keep chamber music alive over the Internet throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and beyond. Even when it becomes possible to play together in-person again, low-latency online chamber music will continue to be a fun and fabulous way to connect with other players in far-away lands!

Here is a list of links to helpful information:

General Overview:

Slides from Phyllis Kaiden’s Presentation: A Walk Through JamKazam, Jamulus and Sonobus

Videos: A Walk Through JamKazam, Jamulus and Sonobus with Phyllis Kaiden (Complete)

An Introduction to Low-Latency Music Apps by Phyllis Kaiden (Part I of the full presentation, above)

Finding people to play with online: Search the ACMP Directory of Chamber Musicians. Open “Advanced Search,” and then open the dropdown menu for “Online Playing Services.” Then select the low-latency playing service(s) that you use – “JamKazam,” “Jamulus,” etc.

JamKazam:

Article: JamKazam: Playing Chamber Over the Internet – For Real!

How-to Guide: Guide to JamKazam by Susan Alexander

Instructional Videos: All About JamKazam with Susan Alexander, Valerie Matthews and Mike Garrahan

A Walk Through JamKazam with Phyllis Kaiden (Part II of her complete presentation)

Jamulus:

Article: The Joy of Jamulus

How-to-Guide: Jamulus for Chamber Musicians by Bruce Kinmonth, Mike Tietz and Tom Frenkel

Instructional Videos: An Informal Jamulus Q and A with Mike Tietz and Tom Frenkel

A Walk Through Jamulus with Phyllis Kaiden (Part III of her complete presentation)

Website: Tom Frenkel’s Website about Jamulus

SonoBus:

Video: A Walk Through SonoBus with Phyllis Kaiden (Part IV of her complete presentation)

ACMP’s New Technology Grant for Chamber Music Workshops and Community Music Programs:

Guidelines and Application Form

ACMP’s Online Technology Initiative in the News:

Online music-making with nearly no lag time – really! by ACMP member and author or “Making Time for Making Music,” Amy Nathan

For ACMP Members Only:

Please log into the ACMP website to access these benefits.

Discounts: Half-price JamKazam one-year Gold Plans and custom discounts on gear from Sweetwater

Tech Support: The Technology Task Force

Finding players for Online Chamber Music:

So other players can find YOU, please edit your ACMP Profile to include the words “JamKazam,” and/or “Jamulus,” or any other platform you are using. The easiest place to put these words is in the field asking you what kind of music you like to play, or in the field asking you what you are looking for.

To find other people who have already done this:

Log into the ACMP website and go to the ACMP Directory

MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE CLEARED ANY DEFAULT INFORMATION IN THE SEARCH FIELDS THAT THE WEBSITE FILLS OUT FOR YOU – ESPECIALLY YOUR GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION (USUALLY YOUR ZIP CODE OR POSTAL CODE. SADLY YOU CANNOT CLEAR OUT THE COUNTRY, BUT CAN CHANGE IT TO WHATVER COUNTRY YOU ARE LOOKING FOR PLAYERS IN)

Below all the search fields that you are leaving blank, click on “Advanced Find”

Then enter the words “JamKazam,” “Jamulus” etc in the “Keyword” search field, and click on the “Find Players” button.

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