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Guitar Courses
 
Whether you're just starting out or have been playing guitar for years, Peghead Nation has courses to help you develop your playing and song repertoire. From beginning to advanced guitar lessons with some of the finest players and instructors in roots music, you can delve into bluegrass, fingerstyle, flatpicking, Celtic, roots backup, 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 guitar courses below, and check out free sample lessons as well. Enjoy!
 
Available Guitar Courses
 
with Adrianne Serna
 
Beginner
• 29 Lessons
• 24 Tunes
 
Learn to play guitar from scratch and sing some of your favorite songs with simple but powerful chords and strum patterns. Includes 24 great songs to play, with chord and lyric sheets. 
 
 
with Scott Nygaard
 
Intermediate
• 29 Lessons
• 26 Tunes
 
Learn the essential techniques of roots and bluegrass rhythm guitar by playing classic and contemporary songs, with flatpicking technique tips and strums, bass runs, and fills.
 
 
with Scott Nygaard
 
Intermediate
• 42 Lessons
• 34 Tunes
 
Learn to play fiddle tunes and other bluegrass and roots melodies, with an emphasis on alternate picking, simple scales, and developing good picking- and fretting-hand technique. Designed for guitarists just starting to play melodies as well as intermediate players who want to work on their flatpicking technique.
 
 
with Stevie Coyle
 
Intermediate / Advanced
• 34 Lessons
• 26 Tunes
 
Learn to play fingerstyle guitar, from traditional Travis-picking tunes to arrangements of contemporary fingerstyle tunes, song accompaniment and more, with acclaimed performer, teacher, and entertainer Stevie Coyle.
 
 
with Orville Johnson
 
Intermediate / Advanced
• 27 Lessons
• 19 Tunes
 
Become a complete blues player through these lessons in country blues fingerpicking, blues lead guitar, and bottleneck slide, with great technique lessons and blues songs from Robert Johnson, Mississippi John Hurt, and more.
 
 
with Scott Nygaard
 
Advanced
• 83 Lessons
• 66 Tunes
 

Learn the essential techniques of bluegrass flatpicking guitar through classic and lesser-known songs and tunes, from bluegrass blues to old-time fiddle tunes to country swing sounds.

 
 
with Orville Johnson
 
Intermediate / Advanced
• 32 Lessons
• 23 Tunes
 
Learn to play fingerstyle blues, with a bottleneck slide and without, through songs from blues legends Mississippi John Hurt, Big Bill Broonzy, Lightnin' Hopkins, Tampa Red, Blind Willie Johnson, and more.
 
 
with Matt Munisteri
 
Advanced
• 54 Lessons
• 35 Tunes
 

Learn to play the 1920s and ’30s chord melody and rhythm guitar styles of Eddie Lang, Nick Lucas, Freddie Green, Carl Kress, and other early jazz greats. With chord melody solos to popular swing melodies, advanced rhythm guitar techniques, and acoustic jazz picking techniques.

 
 
with Flynn Cohen
 
Intermediate
• 26 Lessons
• 17 Tunes
 

Learn to accompany jigs and reels and other traditional Irish dance tunes in the style pioneered by Irish guitar greats Paul Brady, Mícheál Ó Dhomhnaill, and Dáithí Sproule and used at Irish seisiúns. With chord voicings, rhythm patterns, and practice tracks.

 
 
with Steve Baughman
 
Intermediate / Advanced
• 21 Lessons
• 12 Tunes
 
Learn how to use the traditional clawhammer style of old-time banjo on the guitar to play traditional dance tunes with a powerful groove or sweet, contemplative melodies. With clawhammer technique exercises and 12 great tunes to play.
 
 
with Tony McManus
 
Advanced
• 17 Lessons
• 14 Tunes
 
Learn to play reels, jigs, airs, and other traditional forms, both fingerstyle and with a flatpick. Celtic guitar master Tony McManus walks you through melodies and shows you how to bring tunes to life with the ornamentation that defines Irish and Scottish traditional music.
 
 
with Teja Gerken
 
Advanced
• 15 Lessons
• 15 Tunes
 
Meet 15 of the best players in the international fingerstyle guitar community, as they demonstrate their techniques, playing styles, and signature tunes.
 
 
with Scott Nygaard
 
Advanced
• 21 Lessons
• 0 Tunes
 
This series of exercises will help guitarists learn the fingerboard and expand their knowledge of chord and scale theory, with handy tips on picking and fretting techniques that will improve their sound. Includes 100 workouts.
 
 
with Mark Goldenberg
 
Intermediate / Advanced
• 20 Lessons
• 0 Tunes
 
Learn guitar chord theory in-depth with Mark Goldenberg, a respected touring and session guitarist and a student of the legendary Ted Greene. You'll explore basic major and minor chord inversions all over the neck and on all string sets, as well as wide-triad voicings; harmonized major scales; major, minor, and dominant seventh-chord voicings; and more.
 
 
Live Workshop
with Matt Munisteri
 
Intermediate / Advanced
 
Study classic swing solos from Charlie Christian, Louis Armstrong, Django Reinhardt, and Lester Young, and learn key guitar techniques that will help you create a voice of your own.
 
 
 
Guitar Performances
 
 
 
Peghead Nation fiddle instructor and her progressive acoustic band perform a great live set.
 
 
 
A three-mandolin, one-guitar version of the popular fiddle tune, played by the instructors at the first Peghead Nation Mandolin Camp.
 
 
 
Peghead Nation’s Fingerstyle Guitar instructor plays his arrangement of the holiday favorite from the 1982 film “The Snowman.”
 
 
 
Guitar Demos
 
 
 
Eric Skye demonstrates his 00-size Santa Cruz signature model.
 
 
 
Mark Goldenberg demonstrates his pair of Collings flattop guitars.
 
 
 
Peghead Nation’s Celtic Guitar instructor Tony McManus discusses and demonstrates his signature model guitar.
 
 
 
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