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Take a trip out West with Paul Franklin as he explores the exciting sounds of West Coast pedal steel guitar!

ABOUT THE COURSE

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The “Bakersfield Style” of pedal steel guitar as pioneered by Ralph Mooney was an immediate influence on players everywhere.

 

In this course I teach the key techniques I rely on to get that sound. To demonstrate them in actual use, I selected twelve tracks from the “Bakersfield” album that I did with Vince Gill.

 

That record was our tribute to Buck Owens and Merle Haggard  and all of the great artists and players who created or were influenced by that unique West Coast Country sound.

 - Paul Franklin

CLASSIC
GROOVES

  • Shuffles

  • Ballads

  • Honky-Tonk

PEDAL TECHNIQUES

  • Snaps

  • Trills

  • Squeezes

NUANCE & EXPRESSION

  • Volume Pedal

  • Picking Dynamics

  • Partial Bends

FROM THE COURSE

THE SONGS

TESTIMONIALS

"Thank you so much for bringing this guys! One of my favorite records of the last 10 years." - BM

"The course is worth every penny, thanks a lot!" - WW

"It's awesome, I love this course. Thank you Paul for  contributing to the joy of others not only through your music but your gift of being able to teach." -JC

"If you are a fan of west coast style and/or Vince and Paul's Bakersfield album like I am, this course is going to knock your socks off." - JM

"It's pretty amazing! Just the intro and discussion of pick and pedal technique is worth its weight in gold.  To be able to have this info is priceless." - BB

 

COURSE PRICING

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COURSE SYLLABUS

INTRO & TECHNIQUES


Welcome! Pedal Techniques Pick Techniques




FOOLIN' AROUND


Intro Solo




BRANDED MAN


Intro Solo




TOGETHER AGAIN


Solo




I CAN'T BE MYSELF


Solo




RESOURCES


How to Navigate The Course - PDF Lesson Notes Template Suggested Listening - LINKS The Nashville Number System How To read TAB - PDF Ad: All Our Courses




THE BOTTLE LET ME DOWN


Intro Licks




HE DON'T DESERVE YOU ANYMORE


Intro Solo Outro




NOBODY'S FOOL BUT YOURS


Intro Solo




HOLDIN' THINGS TOGETHER


Solo




BUT I DO


Intro Solo




I THREW AWAY THE ROSE


Intro Solo




THE FIGHTIN' SIDE OF ME


Solo Outro




YOUR TENDER LOVING CARE


Intro Trading Solos





FAQ

INTRO & TECHNIQUES


Welcome! Pedal Techniques Pick Techniques




FOOLIN' AROUND


Intro Solo




BRANDED MAN


Intro Solo




TOGETHER AGAIN


Solo




I CAN'T BE MYSELF


Solo




RESOURCES


How to Navigate The Course - PDF Lesson Notes Template Suggested Listening - LINKS The Nashville Number System How To read TAB - PDF Ad: All Our Courses




THE BOTTLE LET ME DOWN


Intro Licks




HE DON'T DESERVE YOU ANYMORE


Intro Solo Outro




NOBODY'S FOOL BUT YOURS


Intro Solo




HOLDIN' THINGS TOGETHER


Solo




BUT I DO


Intro Solo




I THREW AWAY THE ROSE


Intro Solo




THE FIGHTIN' SIDE OF ME


Solo Outro




YOUR TENDER LOVING CARE


Intro Trading Solos