Bluegrass Jamming Camp
Taught by Dave Kiphuth using the Wernick Method*
Tuesday-Wednesday, Aug 1-2
Thornton, NH Pemi Valley Bluegrass Festival
Tue 12-4PM • Wed 12-5PM
Early Signup Discount: $10 until Jul 15!
Dave Kiphuth became well-known for his banjo work with the respected Connecticut band Apple Country, performing throughout the Northeast and South in the 1970s and 80s. He went on to work with Lonesome Dave and the North Dixie Road Kings, Chestnut Grove, Walt Michael & Company, and the Red Hen String Band. Dave has taught banjo and guitar extensively since the 1960s and ran a popular bluegrass jam in Ballston Spa, NY before moving to Maine.
*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
Tuesday, Aug. 01 - Wednesday, Aug. 02
Tue. Aug. 1st: 12pm - 4pm
Wed. Aug. 2nd: 12am - 5pm
Pemi Valley Bluegrass Festival - Benton's Sugar Shack
Thornton, New Hampshire, 03285