Pete Wernick’s Intermediate/Advanced
Bluegrass Camp, Boomer NC
Sept 13-16, 2021 — just before Merlefest
for experienced jammers
directed by Pete Wernick
Limited to 50 students
An entry-level Basic Bluegrass Jam Camp will also happen concurrently at the same location. The Basic camp is for novice through early intermediate jammers; a Wernick Method Jam Camp hosted by Gilbert Nelson.
Total tuition $425 either camp
Both camps will run Monday-Thursday 9:15am-5:00 daily, in separate but close-by locations at Camp Harrison. Both camps’ students will have meals together and may arrange accommodations on-site.
Be experienced at bluegrass jamming including following guitar chord changes
Be able to play comfortably in the keys of G and D, and use the chord number system
Be able to sing in pitch and lead songs (“good voice” not required)
Be willing / able to fake instrumental solos on most songs in G or D (except basses and rhythm-only guitars).
Students may attend “as a band” for a discount (write Pete for details), or will be placed in small groups (rotated during the camp).
Ensembles meet twice a day, for jamming and/or rehearsing with coaching by experienced Wernick Method staff.
Instrument instruction classes and harmony singing instruction offered daily
Performance opportunities, with performance coaching
Camp performs 2 songs en masse on the Merlefest Cabin Stage to conclude camp
Monday, Sep. 13 - Thursday, Sep. 16
Mon. Sep. 13th: 9am - 10pm
Tue. Sep. 14th: 9am - 10pm
Wed. Sep. 15th: 9am - 10pm
Thu. Sep. 16th: 9am - 10pm
Camp Harrison YMCA
400 E Morehead Street
Boomer, North Carolina, 28202