Jamming Beginner

Bluegrass Jamming – Total Beginner

$ 31.00

The one instruction resource that every new player needs with his/her first instrument. Two hours of music with chords and lyrics provided.

Taught by Pete Wernick.

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Product Description

A super-easy, no-fail play-along session with Pete “Dr. Banjo” Wernick.

Featuring: Pete Wernick and Nick Forster (Hot Rize), Drew Emmitt (Leftover Salmon), Ben Kaufmann (Yonder Mt. String Band), Sally Van Meter, Nancy Steinberger, and Joan Wernick.

The one instruction resource that every new player needs with his/her first instrument. Two hours of music with chords and lyrics provided.

“If you’re a novice musician, this is the video for you.” — Bluegrass Now

Anyone, with any instrument, can get into this bluegrass jam session, even if you’ve never tried it before. All you need are four basic chords (G, C, D and A) for the entire DVD! These are shown, with simple right hand rhythm instruction, for all six standard bluegrass instruments:

Banjo – Guitar – Mandolin – Dobro – Fiddle – Bass (for fiddle and bass, single notes are shown)

This DVD will build your practice skills and build the confidence you need to join a real jam session. Pete Wernick makes it real easy, giving encouragement, instruction, and advice on how to hold fit right in when you jam with others.

Here are 17 favorites that are often played at bluegrass jams. All are played at slow, easy to reach tempos where you can follow chord changes, just as everyone does at real jam sessions, by watching guitar chords which are enlarged on the  screen for easy viewing.

Songs Include:

  • Bile Them Cabbage Down
  • My Home’s Across the Blue Ridge Mountains
  • John Henry
  • Pretty Fair Maid
  • Little Birdie
  • Shady Grove
  • Darling Corey
  • Roll in my Sweet Baby’s Arms
  • Saints Go Marching In
  • Coming ‘Round the Mountain (Medley)
  • You Are My Sunshine
  • I’ll Fly Away
  • Nine Pound Hammer
  • This Land is Your Land
  • Amazing Grace
  • Wabash Cannonball
  • Will the Circle be Unbroken

DVD includes a full printable booklet with all words and chords to all songs and a full section of bluegrass jamming ground rules and pointers.

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