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Beginning Guitar

Learn to play guitar from scratch and sing some of your favorite songs with simple but powerful chords and strum patterns. With Adrianne Serna.

Your course includes:

  • Access to all existing lessons in the Beginning Guitar course
  • Downloads of accurate notation and tablature for examples and songs
  • Email access to Peghead Nation for questions and support
  • The Peghead Post email newsletter with updates about new content

Fingerstyle Guitar

Learn to play fingerstyle, from traditional Travis-picking tunes to contemporary song accompaniment and more, from acclaimed performer, teacher, and entertainer Stevie Coyle.

Your course includes:

  • Access to all existing lessons in the Fingerstyle Guitar course
  • New lessons, songs, or performances every month
  • Downloads of accurate notation and tablature for examples and songs
  • Email access to Peghead Nation for questions and support
  • The Peghead Post email newsletter with updates about new content

Advanced Fingerstyle Workshop

Meet 15 of the best players in the international fingerstyle guitar community, as they demonstrate their techniques, playing styles, and signature tunes. With instructor and host, Teja Gerken.

Your course includes:

  • Access to all existing lessons in the Advanced Fingerstyle Workshop course
  • Great lessons, songs, and performances by leading fingerstyle players
  • Downloads of accurate notation and tablature for examples and songs
  • Email access to Peghead Nation for questions and support
  • The Peghead Post email newsletter with updates about new content

Blues Guitar

Become a complete blues player through these lessons in country blues fingerpicking, blues lead guitar, and bottleneck slide, with examples from vintage blues songs by Robert Johnson, Mississippi John Hurt, and more. With Orville Johnson.

Your course includes:

  • Access to all existing lessons in the Blues Guitar course
  • Downloads of accurate notation and tablature for examples and songs
  • Email access to Peghead Nation for questions and support
  • The Peghead Post email newsletter with updates about new content
  • Immediate access to over 60 Play-Along Tracks for bluegrass and roots songs and tunes.

Weekly Guitar Workout

This weekly series of exercises will help guitarists learn the fingerboard and expand their knowledge of chord and scale theory, and focus on picking and fretting techniques to improve their sound. With Scott Nygaard.

Your course includes:

  • Access to all existing lessons in the Weekly Workout course
  • New lessons, songs, or performances every month
  • Downloads of accurate notation and tablature for examples and songs
  • Email access to Peghead Nation for questions and support
  • The Peghead Post email newsletter with updates about new content

Flatpicking Guitar

Learn the essential techniques of bluegrass flatpicking guitar through classic and lesser-known songs and tunes, from bluegrass blues to old-time fiddle tunes to country swing sounds. With Scott Nygaard.

Your course includes:

  • Access to all existing lessons in the Flatpicking Guitar course
  • New lessons, songs, or performances every month
  • Downloads of accurate notation and tablature for examples and songs
  • Email access to Peghead Nation for questions and support
  • The Peghead Post email newsletter with updates about new content

Beginning Mandolin

Get started off right on the mandolin, with basic techniques, scales and chords, and simple and popular bluegrass and old-time tunes to play. With Sharon Gilchrist.

Your course includes:

  • Access to all existing lessons in the Beginning Mandolin course
  • New lessons, songs, or performances every month
  • Email access to Peghead Nation for questions and support
  • The Peghead Post email newsletter with updates about new content

The Advancing Mandolinist

Explore all the modern mandolin techniques, from tremolo, chords and double stops, and soloing and improvisation tips, with plenty of bluegrass, old-time and swing tunes to keep you moving forward. With instructor Joe Walsh.

Your course includes:

  • Access to all existing lessons in The Advancing Mandolinist course
  • New lessons, songs, or performances every month
  • Downloads of accurate notation and tablature for examples and songs
  • Email access to Peghead Nation for questions and support
  • The Peghead Post email newsletter with updates about new content

Beginning Banjo

The driving sound of the banjo is at the heart of many styles of roots music. Get started with basic chords, strums, and fingerings, along with simple bluegrass rolls, clawhammer style, and more. With bluegrass master Bill Evans.

Your course includes:

  • Access to all existing lessons in the Beginning Banjo course
  • New lessons, songs, or performances every month
  • Downloads of accurate notation and tablature for examples and songs
  • Email access to Peghead Nation for questions and support
  • The Peghead Post email newsletter with updates about new content

Bluegrass Banjo

Learn to make your banjo drive the band or play sweet melodies, with solos to well-known songs and tunes, backup techniques, and more.

Your course includes:

  • Access to all existing lessons in the Bluegrass Banjo course
  • New lessons, songs, or performances every month
  • Downloads of accurate notation and tablature for examples and songs
  • Email access to Peghead Nation for questions and support
  • The Peghead Post email newsletter with updates about new content

Ukulele

Start playing easy versions of your favorite songs on the ukulele today. 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.”

Your course includes:

  • Access to all existing lessons in the Ukulele course
  • Additional songs, lessons, and techniques each month
  • Great lessons, songs, and performances
  • Downloads of accurate notation and tablature for examples and songs
  • Email access to Peghead Nation for questions and support
  • The Peghead Post email newsletter with updates about new content

Beginning/Intermediate Fiddle

Learn the techniques that define bluegrass and old-time fiddle styles by learning popular and lesser-known tunes. With the fiddler in the David Grisman Quintet, Chad Manning.

Your course includes:

  • Access to all existing lessons in the Fiddle course
  • New lessons, songs, or performances every month
  • Downloads of accurate notation for examples and songs
  • Email access to Peghead Nation for questions and support
  • The Peghead Post email newsletter with updates about new content

Fiddle Styles Workshop

Meet some of the best fiddlers on the planet in these intimate workshops that get to the root of a host of individual fiddle styles. With fiddle phenom Brittany Haas.

Your course includes:

  • Access to all existing lessons in the Fiddle Styles Workshop course
  • Downloads of accurate notation and tablature for examples and songs
  • Email access to Peghead Nation for questions and support
  • The Peghead Post email newsletter with updates about new content

Beginning Dobro

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.

Your course includes:

  • Access to all existing lessons in the Beginning Dobro course
  • Downloads of accurate notation and tablature for examples and songs
  • Email access to Peghead Nation for questions and support
  • The Peghead Post email newsletter with updates about new content

Dobro Workshop

Welcome to the wonderful world of the dobro, or resophonic guitar. In this course, you'll learn the fundamental techniques of the instrument, plus more advanced techniques used by Jerry Douglas, Josh Graves, Mike Auldridge, and other masters. With Mike Witcher.

Your course includes:

  • Access to all existing lessons in the Dobro Workshop course
  • New lessons, songs, or performances every month
  • Downloads of accurate notation and tablature for examples and songs
  • Email access to Peghead Nation for questions and support
  • The Peghead Post email newsletter with updates about new content

All Access

With Peghead Nation's All Access subscription, you have access to every one of our video courses. Study any instrument you like, with any one of our incredible instructors. Perfect your chops on your current instrument of choice and get started on another that you always wanted to add to your arsenal. You can even share your All Access subscription with your band members so you can all learn from the best instructors available!

Your course includes:

Access to all existing lessons in Peghead Nation String School
New lessons, songs, or performances every month
Downloads of accurate notation and tablature for examples and songs
Email access to Peghead Nation for questions and support
The Peghead Post email newsletter with updates about new content

Old-Time Fiddle

Go deep into the roots of Southern Appalachian old-time fiddling with Bruce Molsky, one of America's premier fiddling talents. Bruce breaks down the melody, bowing patterns, rhythms, and embellishments of each tune he teaches so you can really learn to play like Bruce and the old masters he learned from. 

Your course includes:

  • Access to all existing lessons in the Old-Time Fiddle course, and new lessons, songs, and performances every month.
  • Downloads of accurate notation for some examples and songs
  • Email access to Peghead Nation for questions and support
  • The Peghead Post email newsletter with updates about new content

Guitar Theory

Learn guitar chord theory in-depth with Mark Goldenberg, one of the most respected touring and session guitarists around and a student of the legendary Ted Greene. You'll explore basic major and minor chord inversions all over the neck and on all string sets, as well as wide-triad voicings; harmonized major scales; major, minor, and dominant seventh-chord voicings; and more.

Your course includes:

  • Access to all existing lessons in the Guitar Chord Theory course
  • Notation and tab for exercises and examples
  • Immediate access to over 60 Play-Along Tracks of roots and bluegrass favorites
  • Email access to Peghead Nation for questions and support
  • The Peghead Post email newsletter with updates about new content

Bluegrass Fiddle

Learn fiddle in the style of Kenny Baker, Stuart Duncan, and other bluegrass greats by learning classic tunes, with improvisation exercises and advanced techniques. With the fiddler in the David Grisman Quintet, Chad Manning.

Your course includes:

  • Access to all existing lessons in the Bluegrass Fiddle course
  • New lessons, songs, or performances every month
  • Downloads of accurate notation for examples and songs
  • Email access to Peghead Nation for questions and support
  • The Peghead Post email newsletter with updates about new content

Clawhammer Banjo

Learn old-time clawhammer banjo from scratch, with basic clawhammer technique exercises and lots of great old-time and traditional songs to play.

Your course includes:

  • Access to all existing lessons in the Clawhammer Banjo course
  • New lessons, songs, or performances every month
  • Downloads of accurate notation for examples and songs
  • Email access to Peghead Nation for questions and support
  • The Peghead Post email newsletter with updates about new content

Roots and Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar

Learn the essential techniques of roots and bluegrass rhythm guitar by playing classic and contemporary songs, with flatpicking technique tips and strums, bass runs, and fills to play.

Your course includes:

  • Access to all existing lessons in the Roots and Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar course
  • New lessons, songs, or performances every month
  • Downloads of accurate notation for examples and songs
  • Access to the video and audio Play-Along Tracks Course
  • Email access to Peghead Nation for questions and support
  • The Peghead Post email newsletter with updates about new content

Monroe-Style Mandolin

Learn traditional bluegrass-style mandolin as exemplified by the father of bluegrass, Bill Monroe, with original solos and tips on reproducing Monroe’s sound, rhythm, and feel.

Your course includes:

  • Access to all existing lessons in the Monroe-Style Mandolin course
  • New lessons, songs, or performances every month
  • Downloads of Mike Compton's exact PDF transcriptions of Bill Monroe solos and tunes
  • Access to the video and audio Play-Along Tracks Course
  • Email access to Peghead Nation for questions and support
  • The Peghead Post email newsletter with updates about new content

Celtic Guitar

Learn to play jigs, reels, airs and other traditional forms both fingerstyle and with a flatpick. Celtic guitar master Tony McManus walks you through melodies and shows you how to bring tunes to life with the ornamentation that defines Irish and Scottish traditional music.

Irish Mandolin

Learn traditional Irish mandolin, with an emphasis on playing the dance music of Ireland, including jigs, reels, polkas, slip jigs, hornpipes, and more, with an authentic Irish feel and rhythm.

Intermediate Bluegrass Mandolin

Learn to play solos on classic bluegrass songs and instrumentals using bluegrass mandolin techniques like tremolo, double stops, two-string melodies, and more. Taught by mandolin master Sharon Gilchrist.

Your subscription includes:

  • High-quality lessons in streaming HD video
  • Access to all lessons currently in the Intermediate Bluegrass Mandolin library
  • Monthly releases of new Bluegrass Mandolin lessons, tunes, exercises, or techniques
  • Discussion forum with your instructor
  • Monthly or annual billing options
  • Additional courses for just $10
  • Immediate access to over 60 Play-Along Tracks with video, downloadable audio, and notation/tab for backup to popular roots songs and tunes.

Fingerstyle Blues Guitar

Learn to play fingerstyle blues, with a bottleneck slide and without, through songs from blues legends Mississippi John Hurt, Big Bill Broonzy, Lightnin' Hopkins, Tampa Red, Blind Willie Johnson, and more. 

Your course includes:

  • Access to all existing lessons in the Fingerstyle Blues Guitar course
  • New songs, tunes, and techniques added each month.
  • Downloads of accurate notation and tablature for examples and songs
  • Email access to Peghead Nation for questions and support
  • The Peghead Post email newsletter with updates about new content
  • Immediate access to over 60 Play-Along Tracks for bluegrass and roots songs and tunes.

Irish Fiddle

Learn traditional Irish fiddle, with an emphasis on playing the dance music of Ireland, including jigs, reels, polkas, slip jigs, hornpipes, and more, with an Irish feel and ornamentation.

Your course includes:

  • Access to all existing lessons in the Irish Fiddle course
  • New songs, tunes, and techniques added each month.
  • Downloads of accurate notation for examples and songs
  • Email access to Peghead Nation for questions and support
  • The Peghead Post email newsletter with updates about new content
  • Immediate access to over 60 Play-Along Tracks for bluegrass and roots songs and tunes.

Intermediate Flatpicking Guitar

Learn to play fiddle tunes and other bluegrass and roots melodies, with an emphasis on alternate picking, simple scales, and developing good picking- and fretting-hand technique. Designed for guitarists just starting to play melodies on the guitar as well as intermediate-level players wanting to work on their flatpicking technique.

Your course includes:

  • Access to all existing lessons in the Intermediate Flatpicking Guitar course
  • New songs, tunes, and techniques added each month.
  • Downloads of accurate notation and tablature for examples and songs
  • Email access to Peghead Nation for questions and support
  • The Peghead Post email newsletter with updates about new content
  • Immediate access to over 60 Play-Along Tracks for bluegrass and roots songs and tunes.

Melodic Mandolin Tunes

Learn great traditional and original tunes in a variety of styles—old-time, bluegrass, Latin, jazz, and more—from a modern mandolin master.

Wade Ward-Style Banjo

Learn the tunes and techniques of one of the legends of old-time clawhammer banjo, Wade Ward, taught by one of the icons of contemporary old-time music.

A subscription to Wade Ward–Style Banjo includes:

  • In-depth lessons in old-time clawhammer banjo
  • New lessons added every month
  • Detailed tablature for all lessons
  • Play-along tracks, with downloadable MP3s, so you can practice what you’re learning 
  • High-quality video with multiple camera angles so you can see closeups of both hands in action

Theory for Mandolin and Fiddle

Learn the basics of music theory as it relates to four-string instruments tuned in fifths. Chad’s practical approach will deepen your knowledge of chords, scales, and arpeggios, and  help you integrate them into your playing.

 A Theory for Mandolin and Fiddle subscription includes: 

  • In-depth instruction on chord and scale theory for instruments tuned in fifths
  • Notation and mandolin tablature for every lesson
  • High-quality video with multiple camera angles
  • New lessons added every month
  • Access to over 70 Play-Along Tracks for popular bluegrass, old-time, and roots tunes and songs

Roots of Jazz Guitar

Learn to play the 1920s and ’30s chord melody and rhythm guitar styles of Eddie Lang, Nick Lucas, Freddie Green, Carl Kress, and other early jazz greats. With chord melody solos to popular swing melodies, advanced rhythm guitar techniques, and acoustic jazz picking techniques.