Taught by Jeff Harding Using the Wernick Method*
December 7, 2019
This class is FREE
Mexico City at the American Legion Restaurant and Bar
Celaya 25, Mexico City, Mexico
Jeff Harding sings and plays the guitar and dobro and has been playing and teaching bluegrass all over the world for the last 30 years. He’s performed, recorded, toured and taught in the USA, Guatemala, Egypt, India and now Mexico where he plays with the bluegrass band Chilangrass. “No matter where people come from or what language they speak, they quickly learn to love bluegrass music.”
Jeff’s students say:
“Jeff is a great bluegrass jamming instructor. He creates a relaxed but focused session that allows you to get practice singing and taking lead breaks even if you thought you were uncomfortable doing so.”
“I’ve never had a better teacher.”
“Jeff was very encouraging, patient, and clearly lives for bluegrass. He is excellent teacher. Got us all doing what we told him we were there to work on.”
“Jeff is a terrific instructor and coach. Very patient and always encouraging!”
*Wernick Method Classes teach real bluegrass jamming!
- All bluegrass instruments welcome
- No jamming experience necessary
- You will be jamming the first class!
- Friendly, encouraging, knowledgeable teaching.
- Gentle tempos! Mistakes expected!
- Music reading not needed or used
- Singing not required, but encouraged and taught.
- Easy 2- and 3-chord songs, slow speeds.
- Soloing not required! “Faking” solos taught.
- Understanding, low-pressure, time-tested teaching
- Intermediates welcome, and given added challenges
- Hands-on learning in large and small groups
- Learn many bluegrass standards
- 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
- Group and individualized instruction on backup skills
Do you qualify? It’s easier than you may think!
If you play guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, bass, or dobro… you can be part of a bluegrass jam.
- You must be able to tune your instrument (electronic tuning devices welcome) and
- change smoothly between G, C, D, and A. (Fiddles and basses need to know which notes work with which chords)
For more info or to send payment in the mail, email [email protected].