• Peghead Nation Launches Mike Compton's Monroe-Style Mandolin Courses


    Fairfax, Calif. — Peghead Nation has announced the addition of Mike Compton to their instructional staff with a brand new video course entitled Monroe-Style Mandolin.

    Compton joins a talented and rapidly growing instructional team that includes courses in Beginning Mandolin with Sharon Gilchrist, and The Advancing Mandolinist with Joe Walsh.

    In Monroe-Style Mandolin, students will learn traditional bluegrass-style mandolin as exemplified by the father of bluegrass, Bill Monroe, with original solos and tips on reproducing Monroe's iconic sound, rhythm, and feel.

    Mike carefully breaks down classic Monroe tunes and includes his exact transcriptions in notation and tablature for each song he teaches. Throughout the course, Mike uses the tunes to teach Monroe's approach to double-stops, tremolo, slides, and more. Plus, you'll hear Mike talk about Monroe's deep influence, both on him personally and on legions of mandolinists and bluegrass fans.

    In short, Monroe-Style Mandolin gives students the most authentic instruction available in the traditional bluegrass style.

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    1. Scott Tichenor's Avatar
      Scott Tichenor -
      In discussion with my contact at Peghead Nation, they proposed the following offer I'm happy to extend to everyone:

      Peghead Nation is offering Mandolin Cafe visitors one month free. Sign up for Mike's Monroe Mandolin Course, Beginning Mandolin with Sharon Gilchrist, The Advancing Mandolinist with Joe Walsh, or any of Peghead Nation's 20 courses, and get your first month free. Use promo code MandoCafe at checkout.
    1. Niavlys's Avatar
      Niavlys -
      It's unclear to me whether I can subscribe for only one month... I'd like to use this offer to try Joe Walsh's course for one month, without being forced to give my credit card information. And the subscription form only says "How often do you want to be billed?" so I'm a bit scared as to what happens if I decide not to continue after the first free month.
    1. Ausdoerrt's Avatar
      Ausdoerrt -
      Quote Originally Posted by Niavlys View Post
      It's unclear to me whether I can subscribe for only one month... I'd like to use this offer to try Joe Walsh's course for one month, without being forced to give my credit card information. And the subscription form only says "How often do you want to be billed?" so I'm a bit scared as to what happens if I decide not to continue after the first free month.
      It's probably same as any other similar promotion (e.g. Netflix) - you still gotta give your CC info, and you have to remember to "cancel subscription" before they bill you another month. The idea being, obviously, that many people either like it enough to start paying or simply forget to unsubscribe.

      I also want to try Walsh's course, but the subscription page keeps crashing for me for some reason >__<
    1. Mando_Zeek's Avatar
      Mando_Zeek -
      Quote Originally Posted by Niavlys View Post
      It's unclear to me whether I can subscribe for only one month... I'd like to use this offer to try Joe Walsh's course for one month, without being forced to give my credit card information. And the subscription form only says "How often do you want to be billed?" so I'm a bit scared as to what happens if I decide not to continue after the first free month.
      I've subscribed and received a free month. The promotion code covers the first month and you can easily cancel prior to the next month without ever getting billed. So, basically you can check out all the current content for free, for a month. Joe's course has more content then Mikes at this point in time. Mike has a few technique videos and then a few other videos on Rocky Road Blues and Tennessee Blues. I couldn't sleep this morning, so I've been up checking them out. They're pretty sweet, not much to lose in trying them out. I'm looking forward to more content being added, as they say: "a new lesson each month."

      If you hurry you might be able to check out both Joe and Mike's content using the two current promotional codes: mandocafe and Thanks15
    1. Ausdoerrt's Avatar
      Ausdoerrt -
      I can confirm - just signed up for Joe Walsh with the "Thank15" promo code, and they didn't charge my card.

      Gonna see if it works the same for the second time - wanna check out one of the fiddle courses.


      EDIT: Aaand, that worked as well - picked up the "Old-time fiddling" course. Big heads up to everyone - one month of 2 free courses, a great deal I'd say. Now if only I could get a month off work to focus on music :D
    1. Niavlys's Avatar
      Niavlys -
      Thanks for your answers, I will try. Do you know how long these two promo codes are supposed to last? (I didn't know about "Thanks15" by the way, thanks)
    1. Niavlys's Avatar
      Niavlys -
      I don't like how they are dealing with promo codes. I should be able to see clearly whether my promo code has been accepted or not, even before checkout. I clicked "Complete my order" and I'm still unsure if I just payed 20$ or not...

      EDIT: The web page wasn't clear, but the email they just sent me is limpid: "Amount Due: $0 / Total Paid: $0"
      Now I might try the other code but I don't know when it ends.
      EDIT 2: Just tried the other code and it worked as well, now for a free month of Brittany Haas' Fiddle Styles course (well I don't really play the fiddle, but I like Brittany's playing and voice so much, I couldn't resist).
      Thanks a lot, Ausdoerrt and Mando_Zeek!
    1. Frank T.'s Avatar
      Frank T. -
      Can someone let me know the name of the tune mike plays in the sample. Thanks.
    1. Don Grieser's Avatar
      Don Grieser -
      The opening tune is The Boston Boy, famous for being mentioned in the Uncle Pen song. The closing tune is Methodist Preacher.
    1. Frank T.'s Avatar
      Frank T. -
      Thanks