Bluegrass Jam Camp
taught by Larry Kernagis using the Wernick Method*
Memphis TN, October 6-8 2017
at the Philips Performance Center
260 South Mt Pleasant St, Collierville
Fri 6-9pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 9am-2pm
Tuition $225 (Returning students only $200)
Special hotel camp rate of $129/night available if you register before midnight 9/14 — Hampton Inn Collierville, 1280 West Poplar, call 901 854 9400 and use code BLU.
Larry Kernagis was raised during the folk revival era of the 60’s, 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
Friday, Oct. 06 - Sunday, Oct. 08
Fri. Oct. 6th: 6pm - 9pm
Sat. Oct. 7th: 9am - 5pm
Sun. Oct. 8th: 9am - 2pm
Philips Performance Center
260 South Mt Pleasant St
Collierville, Tennessee, 38017