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Fiddle Courses
 
Whether you're just starting out or have been playing fiddle for years, Peghead Nation has courses to help you develop your playing and tune repertoire. From beginning to advanced fiddle lessons with some of the finest players and instructors in roots music, you can delve into bluegrass, old-time, Irish, and other styles, building your repertoire of tunes and filling out your toolbox of techniques as you go. See introduction videos of all of our fiddle courses below, and check out free sample lessons as well. Enjoy!
 
Available Fiddle Courses
 
with Chad Manning
 
Beginner / Intermediate
• 81 Lessons
• 63 Tunes
 
Learn basic fiddle techniques by learning popular traditional tunes, with lots of technique tips and advice on how to get that fiddley sound.
 
 
with Bruce Molsky
 
Intermediate / Advanced
• 76 Lessons
• 75 Tunes
 
Get deep into the roots of Southern Appalachian old-time fiddling. 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.
 
 
with Chad Manning
 
Intermediate / Advanced
• 81 Lessons
• 62 Tunes
 
Learn fiddle in the styles of Kenny Baker, Stuart Duncan, Vassar Clements, Bobby Hicks, and other bluegrass greats by learning classic tunes, with improvisation exercises and advanced techniques.
 
 
with Dale Russ
 
Intermediate / Advanced
• 34 Lessons
• 30 Tunes
 
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.
 
 
with Brittany Haas
 
Advanced
• 24 Lessons
• 24 Tunes
 
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. Includes 24 complete tunes and transcriptions.
 
 
with Chad Manning
 
Beginner / Intermediate
• 43 Lessons
• 6 Tunes
 
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.
 
 
 
Fiddle Performances
 
 
 
The country/Americana group plays a Jimmie Rodgers classic live in the Fishman and D’Addario showcase room at IBMA 2019.
 
 
 
The bluegrass/hip-hop band plays an original song live in the LR Baggs studio.
 
 
 
The dobro master and fingerstyle powerhouse play Tommy’s original tune in the Ear Trumpet Labs workshop.
 
 
 
Watch a smokin’ live performance of John Jorgenson’s original tune, with his stellar gypsy jazz band.
 
 
 
The master songwriter plays an unreleased song live at Soundcheck in Nashville.
 
 
 
The Americana trio plays an original song in the LR Baggs studio.
 
 
 
A powerhouse collaboration on stage at Wintergrass 2018, playing the Väsen tune “Flippen” with a fun interlude of “Squirrel Hunters.”
 
 
 
The Americana powerhouse plays an original song in the Ear Trumpet Labs yurt at the Grey Fox Festival.
 
 
 
Exclusive video of the supergroup playing Mike Marshall’s tune “Egypt” live at Wintergrass 2018.
 
 
 
LR Baggs presents the bluegrass/hip-hop band playing an original song from their album “American Music.”
 
 
 
LR Baggs presents Canadian songwriter, singer, and banjo player Kaia Kater playing the traditional tune, “Fine Times at Our House.”
 
 
 
The L.A.-based songwriter plays one of his original songs from his album “Tenderheart.”
 
 
 
The L.A.-based songwriter plays one of his original songs from his album “Tenderheart.”
 
 
 
The songwriter and guitarist plays one of her original songs live in the LR Baggs’ studio in Nashville.
 
 
 
LR Baggs presents Louisiana fiddlers playing two Cajun tunes.
 
 
 
LR Baggs presents Sean and Sara Watkins performing the Fleetwood Mac song "Steal Your Heart Away."
 
 
 
The Irish folk group plays their song “Butterflies” live at the Lowden factory, where they picked up two custom Lowden guitars.
 
 
 
Fishman artist Jason Isbell and fiddler Amanda Shires play live at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee.
 
 
 
LR Baggs presents Sean and Sara Watkins performing Sean's tune “Bella and Ivan” live in Nashville.
 
 
 
LR Baggs presents American Aquarium playing their song "Man I'm Supposed to Be" live in Nashville.
 
 
 
LR Baggs presents the progressive acoustic band ChessBoxer playing the tune "Calon Lan" live in Nashville.
 
 
 
LR Baggs Handcrafted Video presents HoneyHoney playing their original song "Big Man."
 
 
 
LR Baggs Handcrafted Video presents the duo HoneyHoney playing one of the original songs from their latest album "3".
 
 
 
Fiddle Demos
 
 
 
How to make sure that your fiddle and bow stay in top shape.
 
 
 
Alisa Rose demonstrates her low-tuned violin, strung with Super Sensitive Sensicore Octave strings.
 
 
 
This John Silakowski violin is owned by Peghead Nation Fiddle Sty Brittany Haas demonstrates her primary fiddle.
 
 
 
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Sarah Jarosz and Mike Marshall: "Mansinneedof" | Northfield Mandolins
A great mandolin duet of Sarah Jarosz’s original tune, recorded live at the Marshall Mandolin Summit.
 
 
 
 
 
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