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Sample Play-Along Track: “Cripple Creek” in G
 
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Scott Nygaard
 
 
For the last 30 years, Grammy-winning guitarist Scott Nygaard has been one of the most inventive and influential flatpicking guitarists in the bluegrass/acoustic music scene. 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. In addition to two Rounder recordings and four self-produced collaborations, Scott was the guitarist on a number of recordings that have been extremely influential on the contemporary acoustic music scene: Chris Thile’s Leading Off, Tim O’Brien’s Red on Blonde, Jerry Douglas’s Slide Rule, and the Republic of Strings’s Generation Nation. Downbeat magazine called him “a phenomenally talented stylist.”
 
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Play Along Tracks
 
Use these videos to practice playing tunes and songs at a slow or medium tempo with guitar accompaniment. Here are all the current links to Play-Along Track pages available to you as a subscriber to Peghead Nation. All pages include chord charts and downloadable MP3s. New tracks will be added regularly.
Fiddle Tunes and Bluegrass Instrumentals

This list includes songs that are often played as instrumentals.



Fiddle Tunes and Bluegrass 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 
“Billy in the Lowground” 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
“Cattle in the Cane” Play-Along Track
“Cherokee Shuffle” Play-Along Track
“Chinquapin Hunting” Play-Along Track: Key of D
“Clinch Mountain Backstep” Play-Along Track
“Cripple Creek” Play-Along Track 
“Cuckoo's Nest” Play-Along Track
“Dill Pickle Rag” Play-Along Track: Key of G
“Dixie Breakdown” Play-Along Track: Key of A
“Dixie Hoedown” Play-Along Track: Key of G
“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
“Garfield's Blackberry Blossom” Play-Along Track
“Gold Rush” Play-Along Track
“Goodbye Liza Jane” Play-Along Track: Key of A
“Great Speckled Bird” Play-Along Track: Key of G
“Half Past Four” Play-Along Track: Key of A
“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
“Listen to the Mockingbird” Play-Along Track: Key of D
“Little Rock Getaway” Play-Along Track
“Lonesome Fiddle Blues” Play-Along Track
“Lonesome Moonlight Waltz” Play-Along Track
“Maiden's Prayer” 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
“Ookpik Waltz” Play-Along Track
“Paddy on the Turnpike” Play-Along Track
“Panhandle Rag” Play-Along Track
“Pike County Breakdown” Play-Along Track: Key of A
“Rebecca” Play-Along Track
“Red-Haired Boy” Play-Along Track
“Red Wing” 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
“Shady Grove” Play-Along Track: Key of Dm
“Shuckin’ the Corn” Play-Along Track 
“Soldier's Joy” Play-Along Track
“St. Anne's Reel” Play-Along Track
“Squirrel Hunters” 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 the 12-bar blues and 16-bar blues (“Lonesome Road Blues”) forms are 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 Bb
“Your Love Is Like a Flower” Play-Along Track: Key of B
“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 F
“Your Love Is Like a Flower” Play-Along Track: Key of G

Blue Ridge Cabin Home
“Blue Ridge Cabin Home” Play-Along Track: Key of G
“Blue Ridge Cabin Home” Play-Along Track: Key of A
“Blue Ridge Cabin Home” Play-Along Track: Key of Bb
“Blue Ridge Cabin Home” Play-Along Track: Key of C

12-Bar Blues
“Bluegrass Stomp” Play-Along Track: Key of D
“Blues in A” Play-Along Track
“Milk Cow Blues” Play-Along Track: Key of A
“Rocky Road Blues” Play-Along Track: Key of G
“Swing Blues in F” Play-Along Track

16-Bar Blues (“Lonesome Road Blues”)
“East Virginia Blues” Play-Along Track: Key of C
“Lonesome 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
“Salty Dog Blues” Play-Along Track: Key of C

More Songs
“Amazing Grace” Play-Along Track
“All the Good Times Are Past and Gone” Play-Along Track: Key of G
“Banks of the Ohio” Play-Along Track: Key of A 
“Can't You Hear Me Calling” Play-Along Track: Key of G
“Carter's Blues” Play-Along Track: Key of G
“Dark Hollow” Play-Along Track: Key of C
“Down in the Valley to Pray” 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 
“In the Pines” Play-Along Track: Key of C
“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
“Little Sadie” Play-Along Track: Key of Dm
“Long Journey Home” Play-Along Track: Key of G
“New River Train” Play-Along Track: Key of G
“Nine Pound Hammer” Play-Along Track Key of A
“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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