Peghead Nation instructors have released hours of new instruction in their courses, and here are the tunes and lessons we’ve just published for November 2022. Join us in any course and get your first month free. Just use promo code Learn22 at checkout!
Alternate Tunings Fingerstyle Guitar with Doug Young
DADGAD in A: “Red-Haired Boy” Learn to play in the key of A in DADGAD, using the Celtic and bluegrass favorite “Red-Haired Boy,” which mostly uses the A Mixolydian scale.
Bluegrass Guitar Fingerboard Mastery with Stash Wyslouch
Harmonizing Melodies with Triads Stash shows you how to harmonize “In the Pines” with triads. He shows you the melody to “In the Pines” on the high E string and how to harmonize it with a triad on the GBE string set.
Maybelle Carter-Style Guitar with Cathy Fink – NEW COURSE!
Learn to play guitar like the legendary Maybelle Carter of the Carter Family, whose recordings are one of the backbones of the old-time country music and bluegrass repertoire and helped create the country music genre. Includes transcriptions of Maybelle’s thumb-lead style on classic songs.
Wildwood Flower The beautiful song “Wildwood Flower” is one of the most iconic pieces in the Carter Family. Maybelle’s playing on “Wildwood Flower” has influenced generations of guitarists, and every country and bluegrass guitar player plays it.
Bluegrass Mandolin Jam Favorites with Joe K. Walsh
Winder Slide The old-time fiddle tune “Winder Slide” is a beautiful, quirky melody in the key of D, with an extra measure at the end of the B part. Most people know it from fiddler Rayna Gellert’s version.
Monroe-Style Mandolin with Mike Compton
Tomorrow I’ll Be Gone Bill Monroe recorded the Wilma Lee Cooper song “Tomorrow I’ll Be Gone” in January 1959. His solo is short and is played out of B chop-chord position, with some of Monroe’s favorite phrases.
Old-Time Mandolin with John Reischman
Goin’ Up Caney The old-time fiddle tune “Goin’ Up Caney” comes from Bill Monroe, who learned it from his uncle Pendleton Vandiver. It’s in the key of G and the second part goes to the relative minor (E minor).
The Advancing Mandolinist with Joe K. Walsh
Greenwood John Reischman recorded his beautiful, mellow tune “Greenwood” on the album Up in the Woods. John uses a lot of slides, hammer-ons, and pull-offs so it’s a great tune for working on those techniques.
Brazilian Choro Mandolin with Ian Coury – NEW COURSE!
Pedacinhos Do Céu The beautiful, slow choro “Pedacinhos Do Céu” (“Little Pieces from the Sky”) was written by Waldyr Azevedo, a very successful and important choro conductor, composer, mandolinist, and cavaquinho player.
Chord Melody Mandolin with Aaron Weinstein
For Dancers Only “For Dancers Only” is a well-known big-band tune that comes from Jimmie Lunceford. It’s a riff tune in the key of C and the melody works well with the standard chord voicings you’ve been using.
Octave Mandolin with Joe K. Walsh
Canyon Moonrise “Canyon Moonrise” is a beautiful waltz with unusual chord changes that was written by Joe’s teacher/mentor John McGann. Joe recorded it on the Darol Anger album E–And’A.
Contemporary Bluegrass Banjo with Wes Corbett
Jerusalem Ridge The four-part fiddle tune “Jerusalem Ridge” is one of Bill Monroe’s most well-known original tunes. In this lesson you’ll learn a melodic-style arrangement of the tune played without a capo.
Old-Time Banjo with Bruce Molsky
Fiddle or a Dram This version of the traditional “Fiddler a Dram” (or as it was called by the announcer at the 1938 White Top Fiddle Convention, “Fiddle or a Dram”) was recorded by C.B. Wohlford.
Beginning Bluegrass and Old-Time Fiddle with Chad Manning
Goodbye Liza Jane “Goodbye Liza Jane” is a fiddle jam session favorite popular in old-time, bluegrass, traditional jazz, and western swing circles. Chad teaches you a basic version and some elaborate variations on the A part.
Beginning Celtic Fiddle with Emerald Rae
Out on the Ocean “Out on the Ocean” is another jig in the key of G and it’s one of Emerald’s favorites. In addition to showing you the melody to “Out on the Ocean,” Emerald shows you how to play double stops (two notes at once).
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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