Twin Lakes Community
Wernick Method Jam Camp
March 2 - 3, 2024
Two days - Saturday 10:00-6:00 Sunday 10:00-4:00
In the recreation building with extra rooms for breakout sessions.
This is the Burlington Jam Camp page. (Saturday and Sunday)
The Banjo intensive "Earl's Secret" is the day before (Friday)
Register for both and you get $25.00 off.
Click here to pay tuition ($225.00) or $100.00 deposit via Square.
Do fill out the registration form too. Or you can just call us and arrange things in person.
Gilbert: 864-764-4830 Leigh: 575-574-2764
Lunch is included.
What it's like:
Large group instruction and small group jamming.
That's the way bluegrass is supposed to be played.
We'll arrange small groups for you according to skills, interests, instruments, singing to get you the best ensemble experience. Sometimes we’ll mix groups so you can jam with a variety of people. There's extra rooms for cracker-barreling.
Large Group Instruction . . .
happens periodically as the occasion calls.
Especially first meeting of camp and typically mornings but other times too. These sessions are for everyone to get on the same page together. There we can set a theme, a principle or topic that we’ll pursue further in our small groups.
Breakout and Topical Sessions
Mixed groups according to topic like:
Finding melody - Faking a solo when you don't know or haven't practiced the melody - Leading a song or following one. Singing and also Harmony singing - Instrument specific breakouts - Pick up notes - Fills - tone, timing and technique - Learning strategies - How to find your key(s) - capos and transposing. Who knows what will come up. We can't always hit everything but some things we always get to work on.
Lunch Saturday and Sunday included.
There's a kitchen so simple hot food is on the menu.
We always have refreshments, coffee, fruit and candy bowl so you won't go hungry.
aka Dr. Jambo
Gilbert Nelson is your host. He leads jammers to green pastures. A passionate player and teacher of the music. Gilbert can hone in on where you're at and guide you in ways to break out with more knowledge and pathways to improvement. He knows how to bring out the best in you and he leads jam camp by example with inspiration, energy, and insight.
aka General Leigh
Affectionally known as "General Leigh" Leigh is Gilbert's "backup brain" She's part musician, part organizer and problem solver. Leigh knows jamming. She's a master with gentle and knowledgeable instruction making learning fun. Leigh plays Bass Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin and she's learning banjo now. She’ll even sing for you if you’re nice.
We love the Wernick Method
A common sense approach to getting musical fun and success in bluegrass jamming.
You'll be jamming in the first 5 minutes. We use Pete Wernick's time tested methods to get you understanding, how to techniques and plenty of action in a friendly circle of people just like you.