Anyone, with any instrument, can get into this bluegrass jam session, even if you've never tried it before. All you need to know are four basic chords (G, C, D and A) to be able to play along with the band!
This DVD will give you the practice and the confidence you'll need to join a real jam session. Pete Wernick makes it easy, providing encouragement, instruction and important advice on how to hold your own when you jam with others. By playing along with these top bluegrass musicians, you'll get a feel for the songs, where the chords change, how to enter a group, and even how to take a simple solo when the time is right.
Each song is played at a slow, easy tempo so you won't have any problem keeping up. All 17 are standards that should be part of every bluegrass picker's repertoire: 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.
Pete Wernick's best-selling instructional books have sold over a quarter million copies, and his "How to Jam" classes and banjo camps have inspired players worldwide. The all-star cast of musicians he has assembled for the band on this DVD include members of Hot Rize (Pete, Nick Forster), Yonder Mountain String Band (Ben Kaufmann), Leftover Salmon (Drew Emmitt) and Grammy winner Sally Van Meter.