Peghead Nation instructors have released hours of new instruction in their courses, and here are the tunes and lessons we’ve just published for October 2022. Join us in any course and get your first month free. Just use promo code Learn22 at checkout!
DADGAD in G: “The South Wind” Doug talks about playing in keys other than the one most associated with a tuning. He revisits DADGAD tuning and shows you how to play in the key of G in DADGAD, using the traditional Irish song “The South Wind.”
Diatonic Triads Stash shows you the diatonic triads in the major scale. He shows you how to create minor and diminished triads by modifying the major triad, which triads correspond to each step of the major scale, and how to use these triads to play Norman Blake’s “Ginseng Sullivan.”
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.
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’s Hornpipe In this lesson, you’ll learn “Monroe’s Hornpipe,” a fast fiddle tune in the key of A that was first recorded at the same December 1958 session as “Big Mon.”
Elk River Blues “Elk River Blues” is not really a blues, but it does have a mournful quality. It was written by West Virginia fiddler Ernie Carpenter as a lament for his homestead when it was flooded during construction of the Sutton Dam on the Elk River.
Lost Girl The old-time fiddle tune “Lost Girl” has become popular in bluegrass jam circles lately. It originally comes from Kentucky fiddler John Salyer, and the version you’ll learn here owes a lot to Bruce Molsky’s playing.
Vibrações “Vibrações” is a beautiful slow choro in the key of D minor written by Jacob do Bandolim. Ian demonstrates how to play Brazilian-style tremolo and some typical mandolin ornaments that a
“I Can’t Give You Anything But Love” Intros Aaron shows you four different intros you can use for “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love.” The first two intros start with a bit of the melody while the others are based on chord progressions.
Over the Rainbow “Over the Rainbow” is one of the most well-known melodies of the 20th century. It’s a diatonic melody, but there are a few ways to harmonize it. Joe plays it in G, and shows you some common harmonizations.
“Shuckin’ the Corn” Solo Wes shows you a solo he composed for “Shuckin’ the Corn” that uses some contemporary-sounding ideas that come from Béla Fleck’s playing.
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.
The Kesh Jig “The Kesh Jig” is a beautiful Irish tune and one of the most popular jigs; it’s played in sessions everywhere. It’s in the key of G, in 6/8 time (like all jigs), and has two parts.
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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