21st Century Steel Guitar
A Masterclass In
Join Nashville session master Russ Pahl as he explores the other side of the pedal steel guitar.
From vocoders to B-3 simulators to Rock guitar tones and effects, Russ shows what's possible when you think outside of the box!
The End of the World (Skeeter Davis)
General Mojo's Well Laid Plan (Gary Burton)
Hang 'Em High (Booker T. & the MG's)
From Square One (Russ Pahl)
Invisible Blue (Logan Ledger)
Wildflowers (Tom Petty)
Extensive Q&A afer each song!
FEATURING THE SONGS:
A WIDE-RANGING Q&A FROM AN
AUDIENCE OF PEDAL STEEL PLAYERS!
• The Sho Pro Guitar
• MIDI & Synth
• On Board Effects
• Picking & Blocking style
• Distortion & Delay
• Dotted 8ths
• Commercial Steel Playing Advice
21st Century Steel Guitar
WELCOMEWelcome to the Course IMPORTANT: Latest Course News!
GETTING STARTEDBars Finger Picks Thumb Picks Strings Capos Using A Capo Capo Maintenance Tuning By Ear Using A Tuner
RIGHT-HAND TECHNIQUERight Hand Placement Anchoring and Picking Beginning Rolls Rolls Part 2 Rolls Part 3 Rolls Part 4 Ground Speed Roll The Rake Natural Harmonics Blocking
LEFT-HAND TECHNIQUEHolding the Bar Pt 1 Holding the Bar Pt 2 Getting Tone Bar Pressure Pt 1 Bar Pressure Pt 2 Blocking Behind the Bar Hammer Ons & Pull Offs Pt 1 Hammer Ons & Pull Offs Pt 2 Slants Josh Graves' Slant Hawaiian Slants Harmonics & Chimes
HARMONYIntro to Major Chords Basic Chord Progressions Minor Chords Moving From Chord to Chord Single Notes Into Chords
SCALESG Major Scale Noting & Sliding Finding Unisons The A Minor Scale E Minor Sounds Pentatonic Scale Basics
THE BLUESJD's Blues (Performance) JD's Blues (Explained) Walk-ups, Walk-downs and Turnarounds
MUSICIANSHIPPhrasing & Dynamics Role of the Dobro™ Pt 1 Role of the Dobro™ Pt 2 Bluegrass Band Role of the Dobro™ Pt 3 That Reso Sound Good Posture Good Posture Pt 2 - Standing Mic Techniques: Shure SM57
LICKSPentatonic Licks Wabash Cannonball G Run Lick G Roll Lead Up
GEARMy Guitars Picks & Bar Cases Pedals & Pedalboard The Fishman Aura
MAINTENANCE (with Paul Beard)Parts of the Resonator Guitar Buzzes and Rattles Cones and More Changing the Cone The Hipshot System
SONGSWhen You and I Were Young Maggie Fireball Mail The Cincinnati Rag The Knoxville Girl Greensleeves
FINAL THOUGHTSFinal Thoughts
RESOURCESHow to Navigate The Course - PDF The Nashville Number System - PDF Basic Music Theory Major Scales and Triads - PDF Budget Reso Manufacturers All Course TABs Background Drones In Various Keys Browser Settings for PDF files Blank TAB
Sparked by The Beatles appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, "the hook was sunk".
The next day budding folk guitar player Russ took his Silvertone acoustic out to the garage and added knobs to it . . . no electronics, just knobs!
On Sunday nights, 15 year-old guitarist Russ was gigging in a house band where he heard famous Nashville bands and acts like Tammy Wynette, George Jones, and others . . .
Credits at allmusic.com