"Your network bandwidth is low": Online Participatory Music-Making in the COVID-19 Era
Open Journal Systems
Book or Journal Information
Critical Studies in Improvisation / Études critiques en improvisation
COVID-19, Sacred Harp, shape-note singing, old-time music, Appalachian music, community singing, virtual singing, participatory music-making
My contribution is a personal account about my experiences with online participatory music-making in the first few months of the pandemic. As an old-time fiddler, I anchored a local Zoom jam and attended a Zoom-based music camp. As a Sacred Harp singer, I participated in regular singings via Facebook Live.