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New Lessons and Tunes Added to Peghead Nation Courses | March 2021
 
Our instructors have added great new tunes and techniques that you can jump into right now.
By: Dan Gabel
March 1, 2021

NEW LESSONS JUST ADDED TO THE STRING SCHOOL!

Each month, our instructors add new tunes, in-depth technique lessons, and play-along tracks to many of our courses. Check out this month’s additions below, and sign up for any new course with promo code “Play20” and get your first month free!

GUITAR COURSES

Advanced Flatpicking Guitar with Scott Nygaard

Playing Triplets and “True Life Blues” Scott shows you a few different ways to play triplets, including using “sweep picking” and down-down-up picking, and demonstrates them on a solo to Bill Monroe’s “True Life Blues.” 

Roots of Jazz Guitar with Matt Munisteri

Soloing with “Drop Two” Minor Six Chords Matt uses “I’ve Found a New Baby” to show you a great method of improvising chord-melody style using the four-note minor six and diminished chord shapes you’ve already learned.

Irish Backup Guitar with Flynn Cohen

Standard Tuning Backup Flynn talks about backing up Irish tunes in standard tuning using chords you probably already know and a few inversions you may not know. 

MANDOLIN COURSES

Bluegrass Mandolin Jam Favorites with Joe K. Walsh

Over the Waterfall The old-time fiddle tune “Over the Waterfall” has a simple melody that can be easily filled in with eighth notes to make it more complex. Joe shows you a basic version and an embellished version.

Theory for Mandolin and Fiddle with Chad Manning

Two-Note Chord Comping | Chad shows you how to use double stops on the bottom two strings to accompany (“comp”) songs, using the chord progression for “All of Me.”

Intermediate Bluegrass Mandolin with Sharon Gilchrist

“Gonna Paint the Town” Bill Napier Solo The solo that mandolinist/guitarist Bill Napier played on the Stanley Brothers’ 1958 recording of “Gonna Paint the Town” is a great example of creating a solo by using arpeggios in the key of G.

Monroe-Style Mandolin with Mike Compton

The Prisoner’s Song Bill Monroe recorded “The Prisoner’s Song” in 1951 with a studio band. The mandolin solo is one of Monroe’s oddest and most characteristic, with some strange chromatic runs played with tremolo.

The Advancing Mandolinist with Joe K. Walsh

Crockett’s Honeymoon “Crockett’s Honeymoon” is an old-time fiddle tune that originated in Ireland as “The Honeymoon Reel.” It’s a straightforward fiddle tune in the key of G, but it can be a challenge to play at fast tempos.

Melodic Mandolin Tunes with John Reischman

Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans  John’s version of the jazz standard “Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans” comes from Stéphane Grappelli, who played it in the key of D.

Irish Mandolin with Marla Fibish

Cúnla The  five-part jig “Cúnla” is one of the “big tunes” and is both a tune and a song. As a tune it’s usually known as “The Frieze Britches.” There are a few versions, but Marla’s is based on the way the Irish group Planxty played it.

Chord Melody Mandolin with Aaron Weinstein

Just Friends The jazz standard “Just Friends” is played in many ways: as an uptempo swing tune, as a ballad, etc. Aaron shows you a ballad version of “Just Friends” and uses it to demonstrate some of the ways he plays rubato.

Bluegrass Mandolin Fingerboard Method with Sharon Gilchrist 

Big Spike Hammer The Osborne Brothers classic “Big Spike Hammer” uses the “six minor chord,” often noted as a vi chord. You’ll learn the arpeggios and double stops of the iv chord in the key of B and a solo to “Big Spike Hammer” in B.

BANJO COURSES

Bluegrass Banjo with Bill Evans

Home of the Red Fox Bill Emerson’s banjo tune “Home of the Red Fox,” recorded on his album of the same name, has become a favorite of artists like The Infamous Stringdusters and Billy Strings, and you’ll often hear it at jam sessions.

Contemporary Bluegrass Banjo with Wes Corbett

Letter from My Darling JD Crowe’s break to the bluegrass classic “Letter from My Darling” recorded with the Bluegrass Album Band is itself a classic and a great lesson in rendering a vocal melody on the banjo.

Old-Time Banjo with Bruce Molsky

Jack Wilson “Jack Wilson” is a straight-ahead square dance tune in the key of D. The version you’ll learn was recorded in 1941 by fiddler John Morgan Salyer and banjo player Claude Helton. 

Georgie “Georgie” comes from Virginia old-time banjo player Matokie Slaughter. The B part includes an alternate-string pull-off on the top string and muting of the top string on the brushes.  

FIDDLE COURSES

Bluegrass Fiddle with Chad Manning

Old Ebenezer Scrooge Bill Monroe’s instrumental “Old Ebenezer Scrooge” has four parts and is in the key of A minor. Chad’s version is based on the way Bill played “Old Ebenezer Scrooge” on the mandolin.

Old-Time Fiddle with Bruce Molsky

Happy Hollow “Happy Hollow” comes from the great western North Carolina fiddler Marcus Martin. It’s a two-part tune in the key of A, played in AEAC# tuning, which is often called “Black Mountain Rag” tuning or calico tuning.

BASS COURSES

Bass with Zoe Guigueno

You’ve Got a Friend Carole King’s pop hit “You’ve Got a Friend” has a great bass pattern and is in the key of Ab, so you’ll get a workout in the key of Ab with this lesson.

PLAY-ALONG RHYTHM TRACKS – Available to all subscribers. Guitar accompaniment video, downloadable audio, and chord charts for popular bluegrass, old-time, and roots tunes and songs.

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