Alan’s Story Each meeting meant a deeper connection with the group, each problem – portable amps, tuning, song structures, singers – became a shared problem, with easy solutions. We have become a community. Led by facilitator and musician John Diment, the musical connections became a lot deeper as we expanded our repertoire.
The music is only an excuse – a community has formed, and it’s not going away. We have a network of musicians we can call on, links to rehearsal and recording studios, and a wide range of skills to draw on, as well as connections and support not just for music but for community and mental health. Even if people can’t be at meetings or events, they are in the support network and in our hearts at all times.
Jay’s Story “Being a member of the Guitar and Bass group has introduced me to some great musicians, and more importantly some great people. The level of experience ranges from ‘how do I play that chord ?’ to musicians that have performed gigs for many years. Irrespective of the experience level, the encouragement from the group is really positive and has certainly helped me develop as a musician.
Connecting with like minded people has been a key part of Seed for me. I have found the members of the Guitar and Bass Group very supportive both from a mental health, social perspective and a physical guitar-playing perspective. It has certainly encouraged me to play different songs and listen to different music.