Jam Class at Pickin’ in Parsons Bluegrass Festival

Bluegrass Jamming Class
Taught by Larry Kernagis using the Wernick Method*
Thursday-Saturday, Aug 3-5
at the Pickin’ in Parsons Bluegrass Festival
Parsons, WV
Thu 4-6PM • Fri 9AM-Noon • Sat 9AM-Noon
$75 in advance • $85 on site • $40 single session
(festival admission also required)

Larry Kernagis was raised during the folk revival era of the 60s, cutting his chops on Flatt and Scruggs and the Kingston Trio. Eventually, he became a banjo instructor at the famed Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago. Larry has led Bluegrass jams at festivals across the country for the past 30 years. He now employs his banjo, guitar and vocal skills entertaining with “greengrass” Celtic group Def Leprechaun.

*Wernick Method Classes teach real bluegrass jamming!
Hands-on learning in large and small groups
Learn many bluegrass standards
Gentle tempos! Mistakes expected!
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
Reading skills not needed or used
Group and individualized instruction on backup skills
Understanding, low-pressure, time-tested teaching