Taught by Gilles Rézard using the Wernick Method*
Azé, Burgundy, France – Gîte du Cèdre
Place du Cedre, Azé Burgundy 71260
June 26-27, 2021 (previously May 1-2, 2021)
Saturday 10am-5:30pm; Sunday, 9am-3pm
Tuition: 120 €
Accommodation and meals not included; contact Gilles for more information
Gilles Rézard discovered bluegrass music at 16. He started learning guitar, then fell in love with the banjo. His two solo albums and recent cover feature in Banjo Newsletter magazine have brought him international acclaim. Based in Ige, Burgundy, music is his full-time activity, performing with Saga Trio as well as teaching. Gilles has taught hundreds of students (on banjo, guitar and mandolin) in more than 80 music camps since 2005. To improve connections between French bluegrass musicians, he has created a map locating all who register by emailing him.
Gille’s students say:
“Gilles is a very good teacher, within reach and tuned to the students. He is very friendly and welcoming.”
“Thanks to Gilles I discovered the happiness of jamming.”
“Great teaching and attentive to each detail.”
“Relaxation, method, friendship, cordiality, theory, practice, serenity … it looks like happiness … Thanks to Gilles for all this!”
“The atmosphere was wonderful. The slow jam work benefits everyone (from beginner to advanced). Gilles demonstrates a great pedagogy [teaching method]. He is attentive to everyone.”
* 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.
- 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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50% of your deposit refundable on request if you cancel more than one month in advance.