(Instructional). The Hal Leonard Lap Steel Guitar Method is designed for anyone just learning to play the six-string lap steel guitar. This comprehensive and easy-to-use beginner's guide by country music veteran Johnie Helms includes many fun songs and hot licks to learn and play. The accompanying online audio contains 95 tracks of hot licks and cool songs for demonstration and play along. Topics include tunings, chords, scales, key positions, right- and left-hand techniques, vibrato, string pulls, slants, music reading, and much more!
Fretboard Roadmaps - Lap Steel Guitar: The Essential Patterns That All Great Steel Players Know and Use
(Guitar Educational). Take your lap steel guitar playing to the next level with this great package that will teach you how to play solos, licks and backups, all over the fretboard, in any key, plus teach you how to navigate in several tunings including G, D, E7 and more. Easy-to-follow diagrams and instruction are included for beginning, intermediate and advanced students. 63 demonstration audio tracks of tunes and licks matching the music examples in the book are available for download or streaming online.
Learn To Play C6 Lap Steel Guitar - For Absolute Beginner to Intermediate Level
[IMPORTANT - If the link in the eBook does not function on your device, you may request the audio files by emailing the author via his site joedocmusic.com]The Lap Steel Guitar is currently gaining popularity and crossing musical borders from it's traditional stomping grounds in folk, blues, and country music into rock and popular music. With a voice that can cover everything from graceful traditional melodies to the ripping, raw licks of blues and rock, the lap steel can be used in just about any musical style, bringing it's unique voice to the mix.Although not a difficult instrument to learn if you have some prior experience - with guitar, for example - the lap steel presents some unique challenges. Proper left- and right-hand technique is crucial to proper tone and intonation, and playing scales and melodies with a slide is a unique challenge. An amazing variety of chords can also be played on the C6 lap steel, using some tricks of the trade including behind-the-bar bends and bar slant techniques to hit the right notes when you need 'em. You'll learn to play everything from a sweet whisper to an amp-smoking roar.This eBook takes you from the very basics through more intermediate/advanced techniques, all supported with notation/tablature examples and audio files (MP3 examples)....
First Lessons Lap Steel is a fun and easy approach to learning the lap steel guitar. Author Jay Leach explains the basics of the instrument including bar control, picking, and string groups, with fun exercises to play. This book also includes several catchy tunes and an audio recording with play-along tracks. Includes access to online audio.
(Guitar). Centerstream proudly presents the first-ever comprehensive book about lap-steel and console steel guitars. Includes: interviews and profiles of more than 35 of the greatest electric and acoustic steel guitarists of the past and present, representing most forms of music played in the world today; previously unpublished photos and commentary on vintage steel guitars and new instruments from the best modern builders; resources for guitars, amplifiers, accessories, instructional materials, steel guitar tunings; and much more. Players covered include: Junior Brown, Bob Brozman, Jerry Byrd, Papa Cairo, Jody Carver, Cindy Cashdollar, Bruce Clarke, John Ely, Pete Grant, Steve Howe, Andy Iona, Harry Manx, Dick McIntire, Santo & Johnny and dozens of others. 336 pages, with 40 pages of wonderful color!
Mastering the Lap Steel Guitar will take you from beginner basics such as tuning, right hand blocking, and holding the bar, to advanced techniques including bar slants, harmonics, string pulls and more. Licks, songs and the Nashville Number System are covered, with additional tips and tricks Rob Haines has acquired in over 40 years of playing professionally. The book is written in standard notation as well as tablature and includes access to online video.
Don Helms - Your Cheatin' Heart - Steel Guitar Song Book
The long awaited songbook of one of the most popular players of all time. These ten tunes are among the most popular songs sung by Hank Williams. The Tab and audio features the intro, backup behind the singer, the turn around and the ending of each song. You will be surprised that Don never used the E13th tuning as we know it. He had the 7th and 8th strings tuned to C# and A, and he never once used a slant bar position! The solo book can be played on the 6 or 8 string guitar as Don never used the 7th and 8th strings in this book. Accompanying audio includes every tune and backup for each. The online audio download was recorded by Don Helms.
Made famous by the legendary Jerry Byrd, the C6 tuning [CEGACE] for the non-pedal lap steel guitar has many advantages due to its versatility. The tuning is especially useful in playing two and three-string chord combinations and for easy single-string passages. Patience, dedication and many hours of practice are needed to perfect the "slant" bar positions, especially the reverse slants, but the end result is well worth the effort. This excellent text, written by Steel Guitar and Country Music Hall of Fame member DeWitt Scott, is written in standard notation and tablature. This book comes with online audio.
This book explains how to make a solid-body lap steel guitar. Because building a lap steel is relatively easy, it provides an excellent introduction into the art of guitarbuilding. With 225 photos and 40 line drawings, Martin Koch shows how to make two different lap steel guitars in simple, easy-to-follow steps. He even explains how to make your own guitar pickup using the world's simplest pickup winder. The author puts special emphasis on the use of hand tools.
The sound of the Hawaiian steel guitar is sweet, nostalgic, and unmistakably Hawaiian. You can almost feel the trade winds and the surf in its subtle vibrato. In this well-illustrated and easy-to-understand book, acclaimed musician Henry Kaleialoha Allen shares everything you need to know in order to play this beautiful instrument from purchasing a guitar, to performing with that special Hawaiian flourish. This primer, adapted from Allen s popular self-published guide, features a history of the Hawaiian steel guitar; instructions for reading musical notation; a practical guide to buying and tuning a steel guitar; guidance on using the bar; sheet music for 11 original songs; exercises; a discussion of the nuances of the Hawaiian touch; and much more. Written for beginning and intermediate students alike, this book and its accompanying audio CD will have you playing like a pro in no time.
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Supro Presents: Lap Steel for Guitarists Part 1: Basics
How To Play Lap Steel Guitar
Matt Smith gives an easy to follow lesson on how to start playing the lap steel with the skills you already have as a guitar player. If you enjoyed the video, give it a thumbs up and don't forget to check out other great videos at www.6stringranch.com.