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

Hurry! Sale Price Ends January 1!

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

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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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* Ends 1/1/2022

* Ends 1/1/2022

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

WHAT IS THIS COURSE ABOUT?


This course is an in-depth exploration into the West Coast/Bakersfield pedal steel styles pioneered by Ralph Mooney. Paul teaches many of the Intros, Solos and Licks (w/practice tracks) from the "Bakersfield" album he did with Vince Gill Questions? We can be reached at: info@modernmusicmasters.com




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. The course is composed of video content, downloadable pdfs, and Practice Tracks. The course videos are available to stream online 24/7, and can be paused, fast-forwarded, or slowed down.




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. You will need to keep your OS and browser current as how browsers display items changes over time. For example, in the Mac world, you will need iOS 11.x or higher.




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)