Taught by Harry Gambrill using the Wernick Method*
Wind Gap, PA at the Wind Gap Bluegrass Festival
Mountain View Park, 206 E. Mountain Rd., Wind Gap, PA 18091
June 11-13, 2021
Friday 3:30-6pm, Saturday and Sunday 9:30am-Noon
Tuition: $80 for 3 sessions, or $30 per session
$10 off if you register online in advance; festival admission required. $30 deposit holds your spot; 50% refundable for cancellations more than one month in advance.
All Wernick Method classes this summer will be conducted either outdoors or in very well-ventilated indoor spaces.
Harry Gambrill was bit by the bluegrass bug early and began playing the banjo at age twelve. He plays banjo with regional bluegrass band The Jersey Corn Pickers. Harry also plays the bass, dobro, and guitar, and has been giving lessons for over 20 years.
Harry’s students say:
“Harry is an excellent teacher. He exudes a true love for bluegrass music.”
“Great class…very challenging, but fun!”
“Harry was a helpful and encouraging teacher, even though I am a rank beginner.”
“A wonderful experience. I would highly recommend Harry’s class to anyone trying to learn the basics of bluegrass jamming.”
* Wernick Method Classes teach real bluegrass jamming!
- All bluegrass instruments welcome
- No jamming experience necessary
- You will be jamming the first class!
- Friendly, encouraging, knowledgeable teaching.
- Gentle tempos! Mistakes expected!
- Music reading not needed or used
- Singing not required, but encouraged and taught.
- Easy 2- and 3-chord songs, slow speeds.
- Soloing not required! “Faking” solos taught.
- Understanding, low-pressure, time-tested teaching
- Intermediates welcome, and given added challenges
- Hands-on learning in large and small groups
- Learn many bluegrass standards
- Full ground rules and etiquette of typical jams
- How to lead songs and how to follow new songs
- How to find melodies, fake solos, sing harmony
- Ear skills taught and emphasized, as in real bluegrass
- Group and individualized instruction on backup skills
Do you qualify? It’s easier than you may think!
If you play guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, bass, or dobro… you can be part of a bluegrass jam.
- You must be able to tune your instrument (electronic tuning devices welcome) and
- change smoothly between G, C, D, and A. (Fiddles and basses need to know which notes work with which chords)
For more info or to send payment in the mail, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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