Renowned banjo player and teacher, Pete “Dr. Banjo” Wernick will offer his 25th Anniversary Winter Banjo Camps January, 2010 at the Boulder Inn in Boulder, Colorado. Each of the three “full immersion” weeks is geared to different experience levels. For complete information, visit www.DrBanjo.com.
The 2010 Banjo Camps Schedule:
Jan 4-9: Basic Skills Banjo Camp
Jan 11-16: Intermediate Banjo Camp
Jan 18-23: Advanced Banjo Camp
“My camps are about fun, but also about real results,” says Wernick. “Having played and taught banjo most of my life, I still love to help players learn.” In the words of one camper, “I had a blast. It’s a great experience. 15+ hours per day of playing banjos, talking banjos, learning how to play banjos, watching videos of famous players and having Pete show you exactly what they’re doing, working on perfecting licks, adding new licks, and jamming.”
Jan 4-9, 2010: Basic Skills. A friendly, “safe” situation for inexperienced and closet players. Includes: Creating basic solos, worked-out and improvised; Backup pointers and jamming etiquette; How to beat timing problems; Practice tips and standard licks. Lots of jamming, with everyone participating.
Jan. 11-16, 2010: Intermediate. For pickers who can work out their own solos, and have jamming experience. Includes: Good timing and tone; Creating ‘believable’ solos, improvising; Practicing for maximum progress; Clearing technical hurdles, gaining speed; Knowing the neck, favorite licks; Backup approaches and techniques.
Jan. 18-23, 2010: Advanced. The ONLY advanced banjo camp anywhere this year! For pickers who have played in performing bands. Includes: Getting “the pro sound”–timing, tone, ‘believability’; Creating interesting solos, tunes, individual style, gaining speed; Practicing to clear technical hurdles; Bringing out the best in each song, backup and lead; Knowing the neck, creating licks; Performance skills–sounding your best on stage; Week includes a class performance with Pete at the Boulder Inn, in support of the Banjo Camp Scholarship fund.
Pete Wernick is renowned worldwide for his accomplishments and contributions to bluegrass music: the hot-picking force in several trend-setting bands including Hot Rize, respected author and teacher, songwriter, and long-term President of the International Bluegrass Music Association.
Submitted by Cheryl Winston