Bluegrass Jamming Class
Taught by Paul Dube using the Wernick Method*
Saturdays, Oct 28-Nov 18 12-4:30PM
Pawtucket, RI   Private residence
Tuition $195

Paul Dube plays Bluegrass, Folk, Blues, Irish, Cajun and Old-Time music on Guitar, Accordion, Mandolin and Harmonica. He was a founding member of Rhode Island-based bands Hot Water and Swampgrass and is a current member of Loose Roots, Kevin Fallon's Gobshites, and the Mary Ann Rossoni band. Paul has led Slow Jam workshops at the Joe Val and Podunk festivals, and since 2003 the jamming program at the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival.
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Paul's students say:

"Paul is very talented and very personable. He takes time to go over things and makes sure everybody understands before he moves on."

"Atmosphere of the class is EXCELLENT!!! Very relaxed. One of the most enjoyable classes I've ever had."

"Paul is a very encouraging, caring instructor who challenges us without overwhelming us. I feel safe to try things with this group."

"His patience and ability to simplify and explain musical technique have been instrumental in my progress towards becoming a Bluegrass musician."

"Paul has a great knack for helping new players feel welcome in jam situations."



Sign up now and we'll send you full information preparing you for the class and the world of jamming!
$50 payment holds your spot! ($145 due at first class)
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All registrants receive a coupon code for $10 off any Jam DVD!

Once we receive your payment, we'll contact you via email with class preparation info.
Prefer to pay with check or money order? Email [email protected] for details.
50% of payment refunded if you cancel more than one month in advance.


  • All bluegrass instruments welcome
  • No jamming experience necessary
  • You will be jamming the first class!
  • Friendly, encouraging, knowledgeable teaching.
  • Mistakes allowed!
  • Singing not required, but encouraged and taught.
  • Easy 2- and 3-chord songs, slow speeds.
  • Soloing not required! "Faking" solos taught.

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.

Only requirements:

  • 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]

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Watch a Wernick Method class, and hear what the students and teacher say!

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Wernick Method Classes teach real bluegrass jamming!
  • Hands-on learning in large and small groups
  • Learn many bluegrass standards
  • Gentle tempos! Mistakes expected!
  • 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
  • Reading skills not needed or used
  • Group and individualized instruction on backup skills
  • Understanding, low-pressure, time-tested teaching

Pete Wernick ("Dr. Banjo", originator of Banjo Camps and Bluegrass Jam Camps) has created a method based on his years of experience teaching jamming.

Wernick Method teachers are certified by Pete based on knowledge of bluegrass, teaching ability, and proper use of the Wernick Method.

Practice jamming at home!

17 songs, just 4 chords and SLOW tempos. This DVD will help you prepare for your first jam class.
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