The Sessions offers two small jams that are guided by professional musicians. The focus will be on honing your playing skills in a bluegrass jam.
The Sessions will go from 1pm to 2:30pm every Saturday. If you have been selected to participate, it is regular class admission.
Note: Sessions will no longer be invitation only. Greg will provide one or two session leaders on most Saturdays at 1pm. Qualified students can join the sessions any time. Please no more than 8 students per session. No more than 2 like instruments between the students in a session. And please don’t hog the sessions. Give everyone a chance to participate. Be courteous but also be opportunistic. Your instrument may be needed on consecutive weeks. There should be enough spaces available for everyone to participate at least every other week.
Cost is $10.
Requirements for Session players:
- You have completed the first two years of Taborgrass classes or you have received the green light from Greg to participate.
- No sheet music allowed
- You are able to play the songs/tunes at 138 beats per minute or better.
- You will be accountable for a clean solo break that follows the melody of the song/tune. (Leaders will assist you).
- You will be accountable to properly lead a song/tune in the jam. (Leaders will assist you)
Rollie ChampeRollie plays guitar and bass with Fern Hill and has played in many well-known bands from Oregon to South Carolina. Rollie has a classic bluegrass tenor voice and contributes to any harmony part.
Mike EislerMike began his fascination with string instruments at age 13 when his grandfather gave him a guitar. In high school he discovered Earl Scruggs and his five string banjo and was immediately hooked. Mike took up the fiddle in college never thinking it would become his main instrument.