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Submitted on Monday, July 30th, 2018 - 13:46

Hello Fellow Steel Players!


I’ve got some great new tutorials I think you are going to like. I hope you are able to check them out. I had as much fun learning them as I did recording them. My personal favorite of this this recent batch is Tom Brumley's solo on the Don Rich tune "Cajun Fiddle." It's got a great chromatic lick that is super whimsical and challenging. It's played out of the closed position and can be used in all kinds of different applications.


I also released both of Robby Turner's solos from Waylon Jenning's live version of "Till I Gain Control Again." This took me a long time to figure out and tab accurately. I've found this to be almost like a solo pedal steel piece in itself as it's a great example of how to arrange and build a solo off of a singular beautiful melody.


Here’s what’s new!


Cajun Fiddle by Tom Brumley (Trailblazer): This tutorial features one of Tom's kookiest chromatic licks out of the closed position. This is a good solo for showcasing how to play something fitting over a "Cajun" country groove.


Above and Beyond intro by Ralph Mooney (Journeyman): This is one of Ralph's most classic intros featuring his constant bass pattern with his right hand thumb. A great introduction for the Journeyman to Mooney's style.


Above and Beyond Verse Background Pads by Ralph Mooney (Journeyman): A great video to learn some often used licks and backgrounds over a Bakersfield groove. An excellent example of how to fill and pad behind the singer.


Till I Gain Control Solos 1 and 2 by Robby Turner (Trailblazer): This encompasses two separate videos; one for each solo. These solos are inspiring to me because each one develops the same melody in a different way; the latter soars and takes the melody to new heights. A master class in how to arrange and develop a solo using choice melodic content.


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Thanks everybody!