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Bluegrass Jam Camp

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Taught by Petr Brandejs using the Wernick Method*

Šenov u Nového Jičína Moravia, Czech Republic

Hotel Salaš, Na Salaši 187 Šenov u Nového Jičína Moravia 74242

January 21-23, 2022

Friday 6-10pm; Saturday 9:30am-6pm; Sunday 9:30am-2pm

Tuition: please check back

Each student must submit either proof of COVID vaccination or negative COVID test dated no earlier than 72 hours prior to start of camp.

Until further notice, all Wernick Method classes will be conducted either outdoors or in very well-ventilated indoor spaces.

Petr Brandejs has been voted Banjo Player of the Year three times in the Czech Republic. After leading the Petr Brandejs Band (1995-2010), he now performs with the traditional Czech band Bluegrass Cwrkot. He has produced a banjo instruction book in Czech and a DVD, Czech Bluegrass Hits For The Five String Banjo.

Since 1995 Petr has organized workshops and taught in Norway, Slovenia, and Slovakia. He is also a former chairman of the European Bluegrass Music Association!

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Petr’s students say:

I’d like to thank you and the others for a great experience at your workshop! true love for bluegrass music.”

“I’d like to thank you and the others for a great experience at your workshop!”

“I was VERY satisfied with everything, the workshop really helped me a lot. See you next time!”

“Very pleasant atmosphere ensured mostly by superb teachers as well as all the students.”

“They were patient, friendly as well as appreciative – all of them!”

“The participants were from the beginning drawn into action and started immediately with bluegrass.”

“In less than a year I got to the position of the main guitar player, offering solos and (most importantly) singing. ”

“I can’t think of anything to change, I think it’s perfect.”

“Thanks to events like these bluegrass music in the Czech Republic will keep flourishing.”

* 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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