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

The one instruction resource that every new player needs… right along with his/her first instrument!

"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 (slide) guitar     Fiddle     Bass (for fiddle and bass, single notes are shown)

This video will give you the practice and the confidence to join a real jam session. Pete makes it easy, giving instruction, encouragement and advice on what to do, and the ground rules of bluegrass jamming.

Learn 17 favorites often played at bluegrass jams everywhere. All are played at slow, easy tempos. Follow chord changes just as everyone does at real jam sessions, by watching guitar chords — enlarged on screen for easy viewing (see video preview).

  • 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
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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.

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