Wernick Method Bluegrass Jamming Camp
Taught by Gilbert Nelson
Assisted by Leigh Nelson and Dee Rosser
Monday, April 22 – Thursday, April 25 9:00am-5:00pm
Week before Merlefest
Boomer, NC Camp Harrison
Monday – Thursday prior to MerleFest at the beautiful and spacious grounds of the Camp Harrison YMCA at Herring Ridge, 10 miles outside of Wilkesboro, NC. Lodging and meal packages available directly from Camp Harrison.
This camp will run concurrent with an Intermediate/Advanced Camp directed by Pete Wernick at the same Camp Harrison location.
Total tuition $400
– includes lunches, snacks, and Camp Harrison student fee
other meals and on-site bunkhouse or tenting or RV accommodations are arranged directly with Camp Harrison
pricing for meals/accommodations
– This camp and Pete’s camp 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.
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 s-t-r-e-t-c-h 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.
Monday, Apr. 22 - Thursday, Apr. 25
Mon. Apr. 22nd: 9am - 5pm
Tue. Apr. 23rd: 9am - 5pm
Wed. Apr. 24th: 9am - 5pm
Thu. Apr. 25th: 9am - 5pm
Camp Harrison Ln
Boomer, North Carolina, 28606