Wernick Method Bluegrass Jamming Camp
Taught by Dave Benway
Assisted by Scott Wilkins
Friday, August 9 10:00am-12:00pm
Saturday, August 10 10:00am-12:00pm
Goshen, CT Podunk Bluegrass Festival
FREE! Register now — receive prep materials by email.
(festival admission also required)
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.
Dave Benway started picking rhythm guitar and singing on tailgates, fields, and around campfires some 15 years ago. Bluegrass festivals throughout New England became a passionate summertime experience, with jamming always a highlight. In 2010 Dave formed the VT-based band “Chasing 440” from fellow parking-lot pickers who stepped out of the field and onto the stage, performing locally. The transition to Wernick Method jam teaching is a natural evolution of his musical direction. Dave makes no pretense about his instrumental skills: he will tell you that he makes the most of the gifts he has.
Friday, Aug. 09 - Saturday, Aug. 10
Fri. Aug. 9th: 10am - 12pm
Sat. Aug. 10th: 10am - 12pm
116 Old Middle St
Goshen, Connecticut, 06756