Theory for Jammers
This class explores the music theory that can help us become better jammers. You will get a better sense of how to start your break and what to do once it begins. Theory can help you unlock the best choices for you. Just as important, it can also inform you what NOT to play.
This is a fun and interactive class where each student receives opportunities to play alongside other pickers trying the same things. You'll build confidence so when someone turns to you in a jam and says,"Pick it", you'll know what to do.
Bluegrass Harmony Singing
Learn to sing all the parts!
Get inspired to improve your harmony singing using the style and repertoire of Bluegrass music. You will learn how to find your starting pitch, how to hold down a part while someone next to you is singing a different part than you, and how to blend with others. You will develop a new understanding of the theory that informs Bluegrass Harmony Singing. You will also receive tips on warming up and taking care of your voice.
Bluegrass Jamming: Intermediate
This class will focus on the next level of jamming skills. You will build confidence calling a song at a jam as well as learn patterns that will help you memorize chord progressions on the spot. Pickers who like to play breaks will get plenty of opportunities to play over lots of different songs. Singers who like to harmonize will receive tips on how to sing along at a jam. If you are looking for some jam experience or want to challenge yourself to learn how to pick with others, this class will help you meet your goals.
Playing Great Solos
Ever wonder what it takes to play a great solo? Have you ever been in a jam where players seem to create interesting solos on the spot? In this class we will look at the tools that can help you unlock your picking potential. We will examine what makes a great solo and find out what skills we need to develop our own playing. Students will have plenty of opportunities to take solos during this class. Let's pick!