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The tall and slender folk singer gracefully managed the stage all evening, moving from banjo to guitar to dulcimer to piano to autoharp to concertina. Marilyn Blumer, Anchorage Daily News

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First off, Seeger's a daunting multi-instrumentalist, playing guitar, autoharp, banjo, piano, concertina, and of course singing. However, she doesn't just play, she demonstrates a fluency surprising even for an overachiever on the banjo, and her vocals can be either bird-on-a-wire delicate or gusty, ringing with authority and surprising projection.
- Mark S. Tucker

 

Peggy Seeger Teaches Guitar Accompaniment

 

psteachesguitarPeggy Seeger Teaches Guitar Accompaniment for Folk Songs, Ballads and Originals

Two Hours  $29.95
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Peggy Seeger’s unique and compelling guitar accompaniments have become a trademark sound during her successful and highly influential career.  This fascinating two-hour lesson draws on her vast repertoire of traditional and original songs and her impeccable ear for just the right nuance to create and embellish an arrangement.

Peggy addresses a variety of accompaniment styles: Carter Family strumming, Spanish or “classical” style, drone-bass and “automatic thumb” fingerpicking, alternate tunings, the “lullaby strum” and other techniques that will dress up your songs. You’ll also get the benefits of Peggy’s long professional experience with playing tips, historical insights and wonderful stories about her life in music.

You’ll learn to play traditional British songs and ballads (Newlyn Town, Johnson Jinkson, Hangman, The Mermaid, Swallow and Trout); Appalachian songs (Whistle Daughter Whistle, Butcher’s Boy, When I Was Single, Wagoner’s Lad); and contemporary songs written by Peggy and her late husband, Ewan MacColl (Gonna Be An Engineer, First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, Bring Me Home, The Ballad of Springhill). 



Bio:

Peggy Seeger's songs and multi-instrumental artistry (she expertly plays guitar, banjo, piano, autoharp, concertina and dulcimer) are legendary in folk music circles. She is the daughter of folklorist Charles Seeger and composer Ruth Crawford Seeger; half-sister to Pete Seeger and sister to Mike Seeger.  Ewan MacColl, her husband and musical partner for more than 30 years, wrote First Time Ever I Saw Your Face for her. She and Ewan were hugely influential in the British folk music revival. Peggy has made 22 solo recordings and has taken part in more than 100 more with other performers. Her best-known compositions are Gonna Be an Engineer and The Ballad of Springhill. 

Peggy  tours extensively in the UK and occasionally in the USA and Australia as a solo concert artist, singing and giving workshops. She is widely considered to be one of North America's finest female folksingers.

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