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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New lessons, tunes, and techniques from Peghead Nation instructors!Read More
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