Hello Fellow Steel Players!
I’ve got some great new tutorials I think you are going to like. I hope you are able to check them out. I had as much fun learning them as I did recording them. My personal favorite of this this recent batch is Tom Brumley's solo on the Don Rich tune "Cajun Fiddle." It's got a great chromatic lick that is super whimsical and challenging. It's played out of the closed position and can be used in all kinds of different applications.
I also released both of Robby
Turner's solos from Waylon Jenning's live version of "Till I Gain
Control Again." This took me a long time to figure out and tab
accurately. I've found this to be almost like a solo pedal steel piece
in itself as it's a great example of how to arrange and build a solo off
of a singular beautiful melody.
Here’s what’s new!
Cajun Fiddle by Tom Brumley (Trailblazer):
This tutorial features one of Tom's kookiest chromatic licks out of the
closed position. This is a good solo for showcasing how to play
something fitting over a "Cajun" country groove.
Above and Beyond intro by Ralph Mooney (Journeyman): This is one of Ralph's most classic intros featuring his constant bass pattern with his right hand thumb. A great introduction for the Journeyman to Mooney's style.
Above and Beyond Verse Background Pads by Ralph Mooney (Journeyman):
A great video to learn some often used licks and backgrounds over a
Bakersfield groove. An excellent example of how to fill and pad behind
Till I Gain Control Solos 1 and 2 by Robby Turner (Trailblazer): This encompasses two separate videos; one for each solo. These solos are inspiring to me because each one develops the same melody in a different way; the latter soars and takes the melody to new heights. A master class in how to arrange and develop a solo using choice melodic content.
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