We are excited to announce a brand new guitar course that just launched on Peghead Nation, with a great instructor joining our guitar staff! Alternate Tunings Fingerstyle Guitar with Doug Young explores how to play fingerstyle guitar melodies in a variety of popular tunings, including favorites like dropped D, DADGAD, and open G, as well as more unusual tunings. The course looks at basic fingerstyle technique to get you started, then moves into arrangements of folk and popular songs that illustrate the tunings, are fun to play, and show some of the beautiful guitar sounds that you can create in alternate tunings that are impossible in standard tuning.
Doug Young is a well-known player, teacher, author, and performer in the fingerstyle guitar community, and we’re excited to have him teach this unique course on Peghead Nation. Doug is the author of the popular Mel Bay book Understanding DADGAD: For Fingerstyle Guitar, as well as Fiddle Tunes in DADGAD, A DADGAD Christmas, and Hymns for Fingerstyle Guitar. He has contributed extensively to Acoustic Guitar magazine with instruction material, gear reviews, and interviews with some of the leading fingerstylists in the world, including Pierre Bensusan, Tommy Emmanuel, Sérgio Assad, Andy McKee, and others. He has released two albums, Laurel Mill and Closing Time, that feature his solo guitar playing, compositions, and arrangements as well as the album Duets with Peghead Nation co-founder Teja Gerken. In short, Doug Young’s roots run deep in the fingerstyle guitar world, and we’re thrilled to have him on board.
Take a look at his course introduction video above, and sign up for Alternate Tunings Fingerstyle Guitar today. Use promo code DougLand at checkout to get your first month free!
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