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For Beginners

Peghead Nation has beginning courses in guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, dobro, ukulele, and bass.

Instruments
 
Guitar
 
LEARNING GUITAR AT PEGHEAD NATION

If you’re just picking up the guitar, our Beginning Guitar course, will get you started playing and singing some of your favorite songs with simple but powerful chords and strum patterns. The course includes 24 great songs to play, with chord and lyric sheets.

If you’re interested in going beyond the basics of rhythm guitar you can learn bass runs and more advanced rhythm techniques in Roots and Bluegrass Rhythm. Fingerstyle Guitar will get you started playing with your fingers on classic Travis-picking tunes and contemporary song accompaniment. And if you’re ready to start playing melodies with a pick, Intermediate Flatpicking will teach you the essentials of good right- and left-hand technique while learning classic fiddle tunes and roots melodies.

 
 
 
Mandolin
 
LEARNING MANDOLIN AT PEGHEAD NATION

If you’re just getting started with the mandolin, Sharon Gilchrist’s Beginning Mandolin is the place for you. Sharon teaches you all the basic right- and left-hand techniques you’ll need learning some classic mandolin tunes by ear. If you’ve got some tunes under your belt and you want to move on and explore different styles, you’ll want to try Sharon’s Intermediate Bluegrass Mandolin, Marla Fibish’s Irish Mandolin, Chad Manning’s Theory for Mandolin and Fiddle, or Joe K. Walsh’s Bluegrass Jam Favorites.

 
 
BEGINNING MANDOLIN RESOURCES
 
 
Banjo
 
LEARNING BANJO AT PEGHEAD NATION

If you’re just starting out on the banjo, you should enroll in Bill Evans Beginning Banjo course, which gets you going on basic chords, strums, and fingerings, along with simple bluegrass rolls, clawhammer style, and more. When you know whether you want to keep going with bluegrass or clawhammer (old-time) styles, you can move on to Bluegrass Banjo or Clawhammer Banjo.

 
 
BEGINNING BANJO RESOURCES
 
 
Fiddle
 
LEARNING FIDDLE AT PEGHEAD NATION

Want to learn to play fiddle tunes with a traditional fiddley sound? Chad Manning’s Beginning/Intermediate Fiddle course will show you what you need to know, all while learning a raft of fun and popular tunes. If you’ve never played the violin/fiddle before, you’re probably better off getting some in-person advice on handling the bow and playing in tune from an instructor and supplementing with Chad’s course.

 
 
BEGINNING FIDDLE RESOURCES
 
 
Dobro
 
LEARNING DOBRO AT PEGHEAD NATION

Get started off on the dobro with Mike Witcher’s Beginning Dobro course on Peghead Nation. You”ll learn the basics of the lap-style resophonic slide guitar, with essential tips on right- and left-hand technique as well as arrangements of classic tunes and songs. Mike gives you insights on technique that will help you clean up your playing, and starts showing you the techniques of Jerry Douglas, Josh Graves, and other dobro greats.

 
 
BEGINNING DOBRO RESOURCES
 
 
Ukulele
 
LEARNING UKULELE AT PEGHEAD NATION

Start playing easy versions of your favorite songs today with Marcy Marxer’s Beginning Ukulele course. You’ll learn the basics, like strumming, first-position chords, and keeping solid time, all while playing a variety of songs that sound great on the lovable little “dancing flea.” Then move on to more intermediate-level techniques with more fun songs to play.

 
 
BEGINNING UKULELE RESOURCES
 
 
Bass
 
LEARNING BASS AT PEGHEAD NATION

If you’re just starting out on upright bass, our Bass with Zoe Guigueno course is perfect for you. Zoe teaches you starts out with advice on holding the bass, pulling those big strings, and basic right- and left-hand technique, and gives you in-depth lessons on playing bass patterns, scales, and melodies in most common keys. She shows you bass lines from great roots music songs so you can play along with, and she sings those songs so you can get used to playing in context.

 
 
BEGINNING BASS RESOURCES
 
 
 
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