Bluegrass Jam Camp taught by Gilbert Nelson Using the Wernick Method*
October 30 – November 1, 2020
Abingdon, VA – Jubilee House Retreat Center
Friday 4-8pm; Saturday 10-6pm; Sunday 10-4pm
Assisted by Leigh Nelson
Saturday and Sunday lunch included. On-site private accommodations available; contact Leigh Nelson for more information.
Dates shown for this and all WM classes are “tentative” — expected but subject to change.
All bluegrass instruments welcome
No jamming experience necessary
You will be jamming the first class!
Friendly, encouraging, knowledgeable teaching.
Singing not required, but encouraged and taught.
Easy 2- and 3-chord songs, slow speeds.
Soloing not required! “Faking” solos taught.
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)
The sooner you sign up, the sooner you’ll receive the student study materials for the camp. Click on ‘Tickets’ above.
Gilbert Nelson has been a regular on the jam scene for 30 years, with a passion for jamming, performing and teaching a variety of instruments. Gilbert’s teaching is action packed and always encouraging, emphasizing fun and success, providing a safe and supportive learning environment while still finding ways to stretch comfort zones and bring students to a higher level of musical maturity. Gilbert leads his own band “The Jam Town Grass” as well as coaching other groups in musicianship and stagecraft.
Friday, Oct. 30 - Sunday, Nov. 01
Fri. Oct. 30th: 4pm - 8pm
Sat. Oct. 31st: 10am - 6pm
Sun. Nov. 1st: 10am - 4pm
Jubilee House Retreat Center
822 East Main St
Abingdon, Virginia, 24210