Take a trip out West with Paul Franklin as he explores the exciting sounds of West Coast pedal steel guitar!
ABOUT THE COURSE
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
NUANCE & EXPRESSION
FROM THE COURSE
"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
INTRO & TECHNIQUES
I CAN'T BE MYSELF
THE BOTTLE LET ME DOWN
HE DON'T DESERVE YOU ANYMORE
NOBODY'S FOOL BUT YOURS
HOLDIN' THINGS TOGETHER
BUT I DO
I THREW AWAY THE ROSE
THE FIGHTIN' SIDE OF ME
YOUR TENDER LOVING CARE
WHAT IS THIS COURSE ABOUT?
CAN YOU EXPLAIN THE COURSE FORMAT?
West Coast Country is a streaming video course hosted by Modern Music Masters.
Unlike a private lesson, you can review the materials by watching the videos over and over, use the video player to slow things down, and print out lesson materials.
HOW MUCH DOES WEST COAST COUNTRY COST?
The course is regularly one single payment of $259, but during launch is discounted to $189. For that you get 24/7 access to 27 lessons and materials, with no enrollment expiration.
WHAT DEVICES CAN I WATCH THE VIDEOS ON?
The Course can be viewed on desktop computers and most mobile devices – phones, tablets, laptops – as long as they have a compatible browser on them and they are connected to the internet.
WHAT KIND OF PEDAL SETUP WILL I NEED?
Paul teaches using the standard pedal setups as used by Buddy Emmons, Jimmy Day, Lloyd Green, Rusty Young, Tom Brumley, etc. Pedal placement is your personal preference, so Paul refers to them as “A”, “B” or “C” pedals. Wherever you have those changes on your guitar is your call.
On the E9 tuning, you should have the two basic knee levers that raise and lower the 4th and 8th strings a half-tone (E to F and E to Eb)