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Watch Our Soloing and Improvising Workshop | Joe K. Walsh and Scott Nygaard

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Our mandolin and guitar instructors talk about their unique approaches to improvising and field questions from their students in this 90-minute workshop.

by Dan Gabel
July 23, 2020

Peghead Nation guitar and mandolin instructors Scott Nygaard and Joe K. Walsh recently conducted a Zoom workshop on Soloing and Improvising, in which each of them discussed their unique approaches, and took questions from their Peghead Nation students.

During the discussion, Joe and Scott touched on topics including using skeleton and target notes when creating a solo, following the chord progression while improvising, developing your own unique voice and style, and much more. 

Joe and Scott show and refer to a few notation and tab files during the event, and you can download those files here:


Flatpicking Lesson_Improvising2.pdf

We suggested a $25 donation for attendees during the event and the donation jar is still available if you care to contribute any amount. 

Enjoy this wide-ranging discussion between two master instrumentalists! 

Learn mandolin with Joe in The Advancing Mandolinist and in Bluegrass Mandolin Jam Favorites.

Study guitar with Scott Nygaard in his courses Roots and Bluegrass Rhythm GuitarIntermediate Flatpicking GuitarFlatpicking Guitar, and Weekly Guitar Workout.


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