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DAN GABEL

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DanDan Gabel is Co-Founder and President of Peghead Nation. He has over 18 years experience in media and publishing and served in various business and editorial leadership roles at Acoustic Guitar and Strings magazines, including Group Publisher and Editorial Director. He is an avid guitarist and mandolinist who plays, performs, and writes songs with the San Francisco Bay Area roots band Minus Mary (www.MinusMary.com).

 


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May 18, 2016
On an oddly damp drive around San Francisco, Guy Clark shared a few thoughts about building guitars, filming “Heartworn Highways,” and his dislike of festivals.
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November 19, 2020
The old-time duo plays the Joe Newberry original that won IBMA’s Gospel Recorded Performance of the Year for 2012, live in the Peghead Nation studio.
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November 14, 2020
Peghead Nation jazz guitar instructor plays a solo version of the great Nick Lucas composition.
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November 06, 2020
Peghead Nation mandolin instructor plays an original composition set to a W.B. Yeats poem, with his fellow Peghead Nation and Berklee College of Music instructors.
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November 03, 2020
Peghead Nation clawhammer guitar instructor plays an American folk classic.
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October 27, 2020
Peghead Nation fiddle teacher plays a popular old-time tune, which is different from the tune of a similar name that is often played in bluegrass circles.
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October 01, 2020
Our instructors have released great new lessons, tunes, and techniques in our guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, dobro, ukulele, and bass courses.
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September 29, 2020
Our Beginning Banjo and Bluegrass Banjo instructor gave an engaging and wide-ranging Zoom workshop recently, with tips on improving your playing no matter your level. Watch the video here.
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September 17, 2020
Join our Clawhammer Banjo instructor for a live workshop on Zoom, Saturday, October 17 at 11 AM Pacific Time.
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September 11, 2020
Our Roots of Jazz Guitar instructor held a live workshop recently, answering questions from his students and giving a wide range of insightful tips. Watch the video here.
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September 02, 2020
Our instructors have released great new lessons, tunes, and techniques in our guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, dobro, ukulele, and bass courses.
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August 29, 2020
Download the notation and tab Bill will reference in his workshop. Live on Zoom, Saturday, August 29 at 11 AM Pacific Time.
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July 28, 2014
Peghead Nation executive producer Dan Gabel demos his 2007 Collings mandolin
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July 06, 2017
Marla Fibish demonstrates the family heirloom that has been a central part of her musical voice for over 30 years.
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August 15, 2016
A great value in an A-style mandolin from Saga Music, with solid woods and vintage-style appointments.
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September 12, 2016
A custom F-style mandolin built by Austin Clark using traditional methods.
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Nov 24, 2020
A great mandolin duet of Sarah Jarosz’s original tune, recorded live at the Marshall Mandolin Summit.




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