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Bluegrass Jam Camp

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Taught by Harry Gambrill using the Wernick Method*

Claymont, DE, starting just prior to the Wilmington Bluegrass Festival

Crown Plaza Hotel, 630 Naamans Rd, Claymont, DE 19703

March 24-25, 2022

Thursday and Friday, 9am-4pm both days

Tuition: $130 for both days; $70 for either day

$15 off if you register by Feb 24. $70 deposit holds your spot for either/both days; 50% refundable for cancellations more than one month in advance.

Neither COVID19 vaccinations nor testing are required for this camp.

All Wernick Method classes 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.

Only requirements:

  • 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 office@letspick.org.

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