The Basics

Dear Old Dad and I have talked quite a bit about learning to play simple backups and chord progressions. In this clip from a 2006 interview, Pete Seeger explains that his ability to play solid backup and feel chord changes helped him forge a musical bond with Woody Guthrie.

Play simply. Sing. Work on chord progressions and learn some music theory. It will prepare you for wonderful musical adventures!

If you want to learn a bit about music theoru check out A Book of Five Strings available right here at