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PineCone Bluegrass Camp

Tuesday, June 20, 2023 @ 8:00 am - Friday, June 23, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
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PineCone’s Bluegrass Camp in Cary features classes in Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo, Beginner Fiddle, Intermediate Fiddle, and Songwriting.  This is a good camp for kids who have some familiarity with their instruments and want to play bluegrass. Campers will learn tunes, get personal attention on their instruments and have fun making music with friends. Players at all levels will get something out of this camp experience.

We are prepared to offer instruction on all string band instruments (fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo) depending on camper interest.

Bluegrass Guitar or Banjo

Learn some new tunes this summer! Whether you are starting to explore the guitar or have played for a while, this camp will inspire you. Helpful if campers already know at least G, C, and D chords and can play a simple song or two. Improve your guitar technique alongside peers with a similar interest in bluegrass music.

Instructor: Charles Pettee and/or Hank Smith

Beginner Bluegrass Fiddle (morning)

An introduction to bluegrass fiddling. Learn basic melodies, rhythm playing and peek into the world of improvisation. Campers should have some experience playing violin and be able to play a simple song, but do not need to have mastered tuning, bowing or finger placement.

Instructor: Pattie Hopkins Kinlaw

Intermediate Bluegrass Fiddle (afternoon)

For campers who have mastered basic fiddle skills (can tune their instruments, keep time, play the principal scales) and already play a few tunes with confidence, this class will introduce additional techniques and bluegrass repertoire to help students prepare for Jam Camp.

Instructor: Pattie Hopkins Kinlaw

Bluegrass Mandolin

This camp will challenge both beginner and more experienced mandolin students. Helpful if campers already know at least G, D, and A chords and can play a simple song. This class will help the student to advance from wherever they currently are, and to gain experience playing with other mandolin students. A great opportunity to learn and improve mandolin technique.

Instructor: Charles Pettee

Bluegrass Songwriting (morning & afternoon sessions)

Campers will learn about song craft by listening to bluegrass songs, generating song ideas, developing lyrics, and exploring melody and chords to create and arrange an original group song for final performance. Students with songwriting experience will be encouraged to think critically about technique. For all levels of songwriting experience.

Instructor: Lynda Dawson


Tuesday, June 20, 2023 @ 8:00 am
Friday, June 23, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
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