Lessons/Peghead Nation


Want to learn from Grammy-nominated guitarist Scott Nygaard? You can take lessons in-person in the San Francisco Bay Area. Email scottnyg (at) gmail.com to arrange a lesson.


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Sign up for one of Scott’s online courses at Peghead Nation. For just $20 a month you can take Scott’s Flatpicking Guitar, Roots and Bluegrass Rhythm GuitarIntermediate Flatpicking Guitar, or Weekly Guitar Workout courses. Or take two for just $30 a month. Peghead Nation has more than a dozen roots-music courses in guitar, banjo, dobro, fiddle, mandolin, and ukulele, featuring some of the best musicians and teachers in the bluegrass/roots music world. Become a Peghead today at pegheadnation.com.

With more than 35 years of teaching experience, including myriad guitar camps and workshops, Scott can teach a variety of levels and styles, including bluegrass, old-time, swing, jazz, folk, and various world flatpicking styles. He is a master of flatpicking technique and improvisation, and has a clear, concise method for learning the guitar’s fingerboard. He is also adept at diagnosing what a player needs to work on in order to advance technically and musically.

Scott has recorded numerous instructional videos, including Bluegrass Lead Guitarfrom which the video below is taken.

Scott also has a large library of songs and lessons in notation and tab, and can create new music to suit a student’s needs, as with the bluegrass rhythm guitar examples shown below.


3 responses to “Lessons/Peghead Nation

  1. Scott, any chance of someday putting up a lesson on Randall Collings? Norman’s lines are tough to get a handle on for me. Love the Coming Down From Rising Fawn lesson, can’t get to much Norman!! thanks,, Jerry

  2. Hi Scott, was at your Guitar camp last year at GrassValley and on line for your flatpick course, Finally “The High Road” I can’t tell you how you made my day with this one, been trying forever to learn it and now it’s laid out for me. Thanks so much!!!!!!! Love the tune but had a hard time with Bryan’s version trying to pick it out. Jerry

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