One of the things I love about country guitar is the way its vocabulary has, over the past plus years, been influenced by the rich lexicon of licks invented by pedal-steel players. Unlike a standard guitar, a pedal steel lays flat in front of you, like a bench or table with legs. The steel is a smooth, solid metal bar that you hold in your fretting hand and glide along the strings to raise and lower their pitches and wiggle to produce vibrato as your other hand picks the strings with a thumbpick and fingerpicks. You can see examples in FIGURES 1 and 2, for which I slide my index finger up two frets while holding down other notes of a major triad on adjacent lower strings. This technique takes practice, as you have to get used to forming chords differently, with your fingers crammed together at the same fret.
Pedal Steel Licks for Guitar
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White, steel guitarist for the Grand Ole Opry, presents this course on the E9th tuning - jam-packed with hot licks to keep your fingers twisted up for days. Learn how to play speed picking runs and double stops, get great tone, and more. Skip to main content. Image Unavailable Image not available for Color:.
Learn 18 Country-Shred Licks With Double-Stops, Pedal-Steel Bends and Other Tricks of the Trade
Several classic pedal steel licks are also included. But you keep repeating this week in week out:- Amazing Barry. Sounds great. I like style of string bending even though I use my b-bender once in a while. Well Brian, I always have to give you credit for the great lessons…..
In this lesson, we'll provide you with some hot techniques that'll add flash and sass to your playing. Country pickers love to emulate the sweet, soulful strains of the pedal-steel guitar. Doing so requires strong fingers, as well as a good ear for holding notes to pitch.