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Foundations:E9 Pedal Steel Basics with Paul Franklin

Expanded 2022 Edition

"A firm grasp of the basics is the first step towards Mastery."
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Hall of Fame pedal steeler Paul Franklin guides you through the techniques, mechanics and practical theory you need to make real music on the pedal steel guitar - right away!

BEGINNERS

Start your E9 pedal steel journey with our acclaimed
Foundations course.

Learn the essential skills you'll need to play in any style.

STEEL PLAYERS

Lost in the weeds and can't seem to find your way forward? Revisting the basics will put you back on the right path.

GUITARISTS

If you already play standard guitar, Paul demystifies the E9 tuning and shows you the similarities between the two instruments.

You Will Learn:

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TECHNIQUE
  • Picking

  • Blocking

  • Pedals

  • Levers

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CHORD THEORY
  • Major

  • Minor

  • Dom 7

  • Harmonized Scale

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MUSICIANSHIP
  • Vibrato

  • Pedal Dynamics

  • Nashville Number System

  • Thinking In Intervals

FROM THE PRACTICE ROOM TO THE STAGE

Go from the practice room to the stage! Foundations: E9 Pedal Steel Basics gets you playing the right way, right away.

FIND AND FIX YOUR BAD HABITS

If you have been playing for awhile, you may have developed bad habits. This course will help you find and fix them.

learn a musician's PeRSPECTIVE

Paul will teach you to be not just  a pedal steel player, but a Musician who plays the pedal steel guitar.

A STEP-BY-STEP APPROACH

Concise, easy-to-follow lessons that take you all the way from tuning to gigging.

TESTIMONIALS

“Studying with Paul Franklin is a rare chance to study with a pro master of our instrument. If you're planning to make a career from playing, look at it as a great investment in developing your knowledge and skills.”

“I started the course this week. Paul is great at explaining things so they instantly click in my head."

“You get to choose which technique fits you. My right hand technique improved dramatically in about a month's time."

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The Harmonized Scale

The Harmonized Scale

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Course Enrollment  Plan 

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$99.00

  • One Payment
     

  • Instant Access to 90+ lessons
     

  • 1 Year Enrollment
     

  • $99 Off Upgrade to The Method

Paul Franklin

PAUL FRANKLIN
 

Pedal Steel Guitar and Musician's Hall of Famer Paul Franklin brings 50 years of insight and experience to his courses.

 

From his teenage years playing gigs and sessions in his native Detroit to his many years in the Nashville touring and studio scene, Franklin is the go-to pedal steel guitarist of his generation.


Mentored by the early legends of the instrument like Buddy Emmons, Lloyd Green, Weldon Myrick and Hal Rugg, Paul brings a sense of history to his lessons while always pushing the guitar forward.  From George Jones to Megadeth, Streisand to Dire Straits, Paul's style encompasses all genres.

 

His ability to convey complex concepts to beginners and pros alike sets him apart from other teachers on the pedal steel guitar.

You Can Also Enroll As A Free Preview Student

Several complete course lessons can be accessed for free!

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