Level 2 Classes and Camps

QualificationsLevel 2 Classes and CampsLevel 1 Classes and Camps
Overall
Ample experience with bluegrass jamming; able to solo in more than one key; able to follow guitar chord changes; willing/able to lead songs; experienced using the basic chord number system and jam etiquette
Ability to change chords smoothly between G, C, D, A (or the notes that work on bass and fiddle)
TemposRanging over 100 beats/minute (if not sure you can handle that speed for soloing, please check)60-95 beats/minute
SingingAbility to sing generally melodies accurately is expected. Harmony singing is taught daily to those who can learn and usually “hold” a harmony partPlease try! Song leading is especially valued
SoloingWilling/able to fake passable solos in more than one key (exceptions: bass players and rhythm-only guitar players). Melody-based solos are the standard, so we try for that; ability to find melody notes by ear is expected.Minimal “placeholder” soloing taught, and acceptable; more advanced soloing taught but not required
PerformingSome camps may provide a performance opportunity (expected but optional); some performance coaching; extra coaching available for bands in some campsNo performing expected
OtherIntermediates welcome, and given added challenges. Level 1 camps present a lower challenge than a Level 2 camp in levels of skill and speed, allowing an experienced player to take a more prominent role in the Level 1 jam groups.