Bluegrass Jam Camp | Bristol Rhythm & Roots Festival

Bluegrass Jam Camp


September 8-11, 2020  (Tuesday–Friday)

Tuesday: 2pm – 6pm Tuesday
Wednesday – Friday: 10am – 6pm

Location: Jubilee House Retreat Center in Abingdon Virginia

Fun and success jamming together!

Jam camp is designed to give you knowledge, clues and practical experience playing by ear with others. Gilbert Nelson shows you the way along with his expert professional teaching and coaching staff. Most of all he makes it fun!

Jam camp is taught according to the Wernick Method.

Our “One Room Schoolhouse” is perfect for entry level and advanced pickers alike. Intro groups are slow tempo, easy chords and gentle encouraging instruction. Intermediate and advanced tracks explore exciting insights including improvisation, stage craft and lots more!

Topics Include:

* Basic Jamming Instruction and Advanced Tracks
* Band Labs – Stage Craft
* Instrument Breakout Sessions
* Begin a song and end one.
* How to “fake” a solo.
* Leading songs – and following.
* Who’s turn is it, how can we tell?
* Capos and transposing made easy
* Etiquette and Tradition
* Harmony Workshops
* Professional Staff and Coaches
* Spontaneous Combustion Game

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Additional helpful Information

*Wernick Method is a way of packaging years of experience, trial and error, successes and failures, clues and tools into a common sense approach that gets results.

*Wernick Method takes away the mystery and uncertainty about jamming “on the fly” giving clear guidelines, putting it all into action with lots of jamming.

*For more information, please contact Gilbert Nelson at 864-764-4830.

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