PLAY-ALONG TRACKS

with Scott Nygaard

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About These Tracks

With these video accompaniment tracks, or downloadable MP3s, you'll be able to practice some of the most popular roots, bluegrass, and old-time tunes and songs, so you'll be ready to jump into any jam or song circle.

As a subscriber to Peghead Nation, you have access to all the accompaniment tracks for tunes taught in Peghead Nation courses, whether you're a subscriber to that particular course or not.

 

SCOTT NYGAARD

Grammy-winning guitarist Scott Nygaard is one of the most inventive and original flatpicking guitarists in the bluegrass/acoustic music scene.

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His solos, a seamless amalgam of bluegrass, folk, and jazz influences, shift easily from breathtaking virtuosity to soulful melodic musings and his accompaniment is always intriguing, supportive, and propulsive. 

Downbeat magazine called Scott “a phenomenally talented stylist.” He has performed and/or recorded with Tim O’Brien, Joan Baez, Chris Thile, Darol Anger, Jerry Douglas, Peter Rowan, Laurie Lewis,  Anonymous 4, and many others, and has released two solo albums, No Hurry and Dreamer’s Waltz, on Rounder Records as well as self-produced albums with his band Crow Molly, Roger Tallroth and Scott Nygaard, and the Websters and Scott Nygaard. Scott was the guitarist on three recordings that have proven to be extremely influential on the contemporary acoustic music scene: Chris Thile’s Leading Off, Tim O’Brien’s Red on Blonde, and Jerry Douglas’s Slide Rule.

Formerly the editor of Acoustic Guitar magazine, Scott has written hundreds of articles on music, musicians, guitars, and guitarists for Acoustic Guitar, Strings, Play Guitar!, and Guitar World Acoustic; authored two instruction books, Bluegrass Guitar Essentials and Fiddle Tunes and Folk Songs for Beginning Guitar; produced an instructional video, Bluegrass Lead Guitar for Stefan Grossman's Guitar Workshop, and taught at most of the United States’ best-known bluegrass and/or guitar workshops. Scott is co-founder and editor of Peghead Nation.

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Sample Play-Along Track: “Cripple Creek” in G

Play-Along Tracks

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Fiddle Tunes and Bluegrass Instrumentals Some of these are songs that are often played as instrumentals.

  • “Alabama Jubilee” Play-Along Track: Key of C
  • “Angeline the Baker” Play-Along Track
  • “Arkansas Traveler” Play-Along Track
  • “Beaumont Rag” Play-Along Track: Key of D
  • “Big Mon” Play-Along Track
  • “Big Sandy River” Play-Along Track
  • “Big Sciota” Play-Along Track
  • “Bill Cheatham” Play-Along Track 
  • “Blackberry Blossom” Play-Along Track
  • “Black Mountain Rag” Play-Along Track: Key of C
  • “Bluegrass Stomp” Play-Along Track: Key of D
  • “Carter's Blues” Play-Along Track: Key of G
  • “Cherokee Shuffle” Play-Along Track
  • “Chinquapin Hunting” Play-Along Track
  • “Cripple Creek” Play-Along Track 
  • “Cuckoo's Nest” Play-Along Track 
  • “Dixie Breakdown” Play-Along Track: Key of A
  • “East Tennessee Blues” Play-Along Track
  • “Faded Love” Play-Along Track 
  • “Fireball Mail” Play-Along Track: Key of G
  • “Fisher's Hornpipe” Play-Along Track 
  • “Foggy Mountain Special” Play-Along Track: Key of G
  • “Forked Deer” Play-Along Track
  • “Gold Rush” Play-Along Track
  • “Great Speckled Bird” Play-Along Track: Key of G
  • “Home Sweet Home” Play-Along Track 
  • “Huckleberry Hornpipe” Play-Along Track 
  • “I Am a Pilgrim” Play-Along Track: Key of G
  • “John Hardy” Play-Along Track: Key of A
  • “June Apple” Play-Along Track
  • “Kentucky Waltz” Play-Along Track
  • “Little Rock Getaway” Play-Along Track
  • “Lonesome Moonlight Waltz” Play-Along Track
  • “Methodist Preacher” Play-Along Track
  • “Midnight on the Water” Play-Along Track 
  • “New Camptown Races” Play-Along Track
  • “Old Joe Clark” Play-Along Track
  • “Ook Pik Waltz” Play-Along Track
  • “Panhandle Rag” Play-Along Track
  • “Pike County Breakdown” Play-Along Track: Key of A
  • “Red-Haired Boy” Play-Along Track
  • “Road to Columbus” Play-Along Track
  • “Salt Creek” Play-Along Track
  • “San Antonio Rose” Play-Along Track: Key of D
  • “Seneca Square Dance” Play-Along Track
  • “Shuckin’ the Corn” Play-Along Track 
  • “Soldier's Joy” Play-Along Track 
  • “Steel Guitar Rag” Play-Along Track: Key of G
  • “Stony Point” Play-Along Track
  • “Temperance Reel” Play-Along Track
  • “Tennessee Blues” Play-Along Track
  • “Tennessee Waltz” Play-Along Track: Key of D
  • “Tennessee Waltz” Play-Along Track: Key of G 
  • “Train 45” Play-Along Track: Key of D
  • “Whiskey Before Breakfast” Play-Along Track
  • “Wheel Hoss” Play-Along Track
  • “Wildwood Flower” Play-Along Track: Key of C

Bluegrass and Traditional Songs Many songs have similar chord progressions, so many of these tracks can be used to practice other songs not listed on this page. For example, “Bury Me Beneath the Willow,” “Your Love Is Like a Flower,” “I’m On My Way Back to the Old Home,” and others all have the same chord progression, what we like to call “Bluegrass Chord Progression #1.” So you can use “Love Is Like a Flower,” for which we have Play-Along Tracks in numerous keys, to practice any other songs with that chord progression. Other common progressions include the circle-of-fifths progression used in “Don’t Let Your Deal Go Down,” which can be used to practice “I Know What It Means to Be Lonesome,” “Salty Dog Blues,” and many more. And, of course, the 12-bar blues form is used for many songs.

Bluegrass Chord Progression #1

  • “Bury Me Beneath the Willow” Play-Along Track: Key of G
  • “Rose of Old Kentucky” Play-Along Track: Key of G
  • “Your Love Is Like a Flower” Play-Along Track: Key of A
  • “Your Love Is Like a Flower” Play-Along Track: Key of C
  • “Your Love Is Like a Flower” Play-Along Track: Key of D
  • “Your Love Is Like a Flower” Play-Along Track: Key of E
  • “Your Love Is Like a Flower” Play-Along Track: Key of G

12-Bar Blues

  • “Bluegrass Stomp” Play-Along Track: Key of D
  • “Rocky Road Blues” Play-Along Track: Key of G

Circle-of-Fifths Progression

  • “Don't Let Your Deal Go Down” Play-Along Track: Key of G

More Songs

  • “Amazing Grace” Play-Along Track
  • “Banks of the Ohio” Play-Along Track: Key of A 
  • “Blue Ridge Cabin Home” Play-Along Track: Key of G
  • “Blue Ridge Cabin Home” Play-Along Track: Key of C
  • “Can't You Hear Me Calling” Play-Along Track: Key of G
  • “Carter's Blues” Play-Along Track: Key of G
  • “Faded Love” Play-Along Track 
  • “Home Sweet Home” Play-Along Track 
  • “I Am a Pilgrim” Play-Along Track: Key of G
  • “I'll Fly Away” Play-Along Track: Key of G 
  • “I'll Fly Away” Play-Along Track: Key of F 
  • “John Hardy” Play-Along Track: Key of A
  • “Little Maggie” Play-Along Track: Key of G
  • “Long Journey Home” Play-Along Track: Key of G
  • “Nine Pound Hammer” Play-Along Track
  • “San Antonio Rose” Play-Along Track: Key of D
  • “Tennessee Waltz” Play-Along Track: Key of D
  • “Tennessee Waltz” Play-Along Track: Key of G 
  • “Train 45” Play-Along Track: Key of D
  • “Wildwood Flower” Play-Along Track: Key of C
  • “Worried Man Blues” Play-Along Track


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