Learn the pedal steel basics with ease.
Nashville session player Bruce Bouton starts you off on pedal steel the right way! Working in the E9 tuning, he teaches the steel's "natural" chords; proper use of the bar, foot pedals and knee levers; how to play in all keys; and the essential harmony scales that give the distinctive steel sound. Develop greater right-hand speed and flexibility with Bruce's in-depth discussion of picks and hand positioning, "hand blocking," "pick blocking" and other techniques.
Bruce covers major to minor changes, chord inversions, string-lowering licks, unison licks, and includes lessons and exercises on how to play classic licks, intros and endings, and how they can be used in top country hits.
Level 1: Novice—No prior experience on your instrument is necessary. The instructor starts with the assumption that this is your very first lesson.