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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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September 14, 2020
Peghead Nation’s Chord Melody Mandolin instructor dips into the Great American Songbook and plays a Rodgers and Hart classic.
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September 03, 2020
Peghead Nation’s Contemporary Bluegrass Banjo instructor plays a traditional classic with his duet partner, hammer dulcimer virtuoso Simon Chrisman.
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September 03, 2020
Peghead Nation’s dobro instructor plays a beautiful version of the traditional folk favorite.
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August 25, 2020
An acoustic quartet arrangement of the Beatles classic.
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August 11, 2020
Peghead Nation clawhammer guitar instructor plays an old-time fiddle tune.
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March 25, 2020
Join Peghead Nation’s Monroe-Style Mandolin instructor live on Facebook at 4 PM Central Time, 2 PM Pacific Time, for a Q&A session and a few tunes.
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March 23, 2020
Our Beginning Banjo and Bluegrass Banjo instructor is teaching a Scruggs-Style Solos workshop, live on Facebook, Saturday, March 28 at 11am Pacific Time. Join us!
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March 16, 2020
Sharon Gilchrist teaches you to play solos to any bluegrass song in any key using her method based on arpeggios, double-stops, and chop-chord shapes.
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March 05, 2020
What to do with all of that time? Check out the lessons, tunes, and techniques to learn in our guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, dobro, ukulele, and bass courses.
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March 01, 2020
Our Irish Backup Guitar instructor is taking questions and talking about playing Irish music live on Facebook, Tuesday, March 17 at 6pm Eastern Time. Join us!
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February 10, 2020
Lots of love from our instructors this month, and new tunes and techniques to learn on guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, dobro, ukulele, and bass.
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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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Sep 17, 2020
The guitarist and founding member of the Waybacks pays homage to Doc Watson with a medley of "Bright Sunny South" and “Jack-A-Roe,” a traditional song that became a mainstay of the Grateful Dead.




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