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Intermediate Flatpicking Guitar with Scott Nygaard Is Now Live!

Learn to play fiddle tunes and other bluegrass and roots melodies on guitar in our latest Peghead Nation course.

Announcing the Online Guitar Summit 2016

Grab a free pass to the world's first Online Guitar Summit, November 1–14, and see interviews, performances, and lessons with 37 world-class guitarists.

Courtney Hartman: “Remember Me”

Della Mae guitarist performs the Willie Nelson classic at Peghead Nation’s workshop stage at the recent Fretboard Summit.

Peghead Nation Workshops at the Fretboard Summit

Join us for hands-on instruction with Tony McManus, Scott Nygaard, Joe K. Walsh, Courtney Hartman, Matt Munisteri, Eric Skye, and Mark Goldenberg at the Fretboard Summit.

Bill Evans, Dan Crary, and Steve Spurgin: “A Walk in the Irish Rain”

Peghead Nation banjo instructor Bill Evans plays backstage at the Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse with two bluegrass legends.

Sean Watkins: “You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go”

Guitarist, songwriter, and singer Sean Watkins plays a Bob Dylan classic live with Peghead Nation’s Scott Nygaard on guitar, Tristan Clarridge on cello, and Dominique Arciero on harmony vocals.

Joe K. Walsh and Grant Gordy: “Cheyenne”

Peghead Nation mandolin instructor Joe K. Walsh plays the Bill Monroe classic with his Mr. Sun bandmate.

Fretboard Summit All-Star Jam: "Sittin' On Top of the World"

Peghead Nation's Scott Nygaard joins Bryan Sutton, Courtney Hartman, Bill Frisell, Blake Mills, Matt Munisteri, and Joe Henry during the Fretboard Summit Hoot.

Report from the Fretboard Summit

Photos and thoughts from a weekend of guitar love and geekery on the California coast.

Scott Fore, Winfield Flatpick Champion: Red Haired Boy & Whiskey Before Breakfast

Scott Fore played a Bourgeois Fully Torrefied Aged Tone Dreadnought during his winning performance at the 2015 Walnut Valley Flatpick Guitar Championship.

Bryan Sutton Plays Schumann

The flatpicking master's gorgeous take on Schumann's Night Pieces, Op. 23, played on a custom Brazilian Rosewood Bourgeois 0.

Joe Walsh and Courtney Hartman Online Concert

Peghead Nation mandolin instructor and Della Mae guitarist and songwriter to be featured on Concert Window's Bluegrass Roundup online festival on Friday, February 27.

Bruce Molsky and Beppe Gambetta: "Brass Band Ruchenitsa"

Bruce Molsky and Beppe Gambetta play Bruce's fingerstyle guitar arrangement of a melody he heard played by a Bulgarian brass band.

Clarence White Plays "Soldier's Joy"

If you haven't seen Clarence White play "Soldier's Joy," the subject of this month's lesson, check out this video.

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Elderly’s Chris Rietz explores three common sizes of Martin guitars, playing mahogany and rosewood versions of each size.

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