Jam Camps are a spin off, of individual instrument camps that have become so popular. Jammers look forward to meeting old friends, making new ones and hopefully strumming away with new jamming skills for those summer campfires.
You will learn how to hear chords and chord changes and you will learn tips on playing in time, after all rhythm is King. You will learn how to play along with songs you don't know, the role your instrument has in a song. You will learn the dynamics of playing loud and soft, fast and slow, and how to support a song.
Jam Camp allows all skill levels to fit into a bluegrass jam session. You will be jamming the first morning! It's easy
and fun jamming all the time with supportive instruction.
Whether you want to write songs as a hobby or to try and get them recorded, if you want your songs to be the best they can be, songwriting workshops are one of the best ways to grow as a songwriter.
The Strawberry Jam Camp is held at the Emanuel Lutheran Church. Each day begins at 9:00 o’clock a.m. with a continental breakfast, followed by the morning sessions. At noon lunch is provided at The Franklin Hotel, Back Home Country Cookin' and Country Rose Cafe. The afternoon sessions conclude around 4:00 o'clock p.m. Each evening the students are encouraged to take what they learned to the Backbone Bluegrass grounds live jam sessions around campfires.
At the beginning of the Jam Camp each student is assigned to a group. Each group decides on a name for their “band” and with the help of the instructors learn one or two songs to perform on stage at the Backbone Bluegrass Festival. This is a fun and enjoyable chance to show everyone what you learned. So start practicing and building up those calluses. Get ready to have some fun, make friends and jam like you have never jammed before!