Jamming is my favorite playing situation! Although I have only been “fiddlin” for about 5 years, and have LOTS to learn, the jam is the best place for that! It puts you on the spot of course, when it comes your turn. But it makes you try harder. I have been made fun of (in fun, I hope) lots of times at jams and I am OK with that. I think one can play at home and learn but nothing beats being in the middle of a jam and you have to do something! I have been playing guitar for over 50 years and am comfortable with it…but this dang fiddle….!!
I agree with the ‘slide into it”…a great correction tool!