Whatever your instrument …

This page shows you how to start jamming!

I learned to jam almost as soon as I could chord along on easy songs with friends. Keeping it slow and simple, ANYONE can be jamming within days of getting their first stringed instrument! Basic rhythm playing + following chords on good songs… easy, fun, and fundamental! Most methods are about solo practicing. But bluegrass is always played in a group — and that’s where the fun and learning really happens, even just starting out!”

Playalong Jam Videos

Three videos, 56 standards in all. Slow/moderate speeds, chords on screen. On two videos, try a solo while band plays backup! Words included.

Which DVD is best for me?

Bluegrass Songbook

“The go-to jam songbook” — Bluegrass Unlimited. 39 favorites in large print, with online playlists to see and hear all songs. Just $10!

Intermediate/Advanced Playalong CDs

For Banjo and Guitar. Stereo mix of 14 tracks with vocals and all instruments lets you hear full band with/without your instrument. With booklet of tabbed solos. 

“Can’t sing?”

“Can’t sing?”

Pete’s method has never failed to help anyone carry a tune with their voice. And doing that will help your overall musicianship. Find out how.

Bluegrass Jam Classes

“Wernick Method” certified teachers offer weekly sessions and weekend camps in communities across America, Europe, and Australia. Learn to jam with other folks in your area!

Bluegrass Jam Favorites

A selection of 116 classics, based on jams all over the U.S. and overseas. Get familiar with these. They’re sure to come up at jams.

Let’s Pick! sticker FREE with any DVD order!

Free info on jamming!

Pete’s Story:
Why and How I Started Teaching Bluegrass Jamming 
“I’ve been asked why and how I started teaching bluegrass jamming. For years many students I’d meet…” click for more

Bluegrass Song Book

140 favorites with melodies in easy tablature. Still the only book about bluegrass singing… How the all-time great singers do it, in their own words. Sections on harmony, choosing a key, songwriting, much more!