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  Topic: Retuning to play a specific melody or song...?
Andy Volk

Replies: 20
Views: 987

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 9 Sep 2017 10:16 am   Subject: Retuning to play a specific melody or song...?
"Tangerine". I recently discovered that song and I like it a lot.

Love that song! Two favorite renditions ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DejuUCwDOqw

https://www.youtube.com/wa ...
  Topic: Retuning to play a specific melody or song...?
Andy Volk

Replies: 20
Views: 987

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 8 Sep 2017 1:16 pm   Subject: Retuning to play a specific melody or song...?
One of the key points I wanted to make in my book on open D was that by changing just one string as little as a half step you can really change the character of a tuning, make some passages easier to ...
  Topic: RIP Walter Becker, Co-Founder of Steely Dan
Andy Volk

Replies: 11
Views: 814

PostForum Section: Gone Home   Posted: 8 Sep 2017 5:26 am   Subject: RIP Walter Becker, Co-Founder of Steely Dan
I interviewed Elliot Randall for my Guitar Dreams book. Here's what he said about recording Reelin' in the Years:

ER
On the evening that I came in to overdub the leads on Reelin’, they simply sa ...
  Topic: Exodus C6 Lap Steel
Andy Volk

Replies: 13
Views: 748

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 6 Sep 2017 12:40 pm   Subject: Exodus C6 Lap Steel
Roy, very nice! I admire your ability to let a note sustain and have its complete due. I heard an uptempo surf version Exodus a while back that was very surprising.
  Topic: Big bin of steel player photos via Adobe Spark
Andy Volk

Replies: 7
Views: 552

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 5 Sep 2017 1:47 am   Subject: Big bin of steel player photos via Adobe Spark
'Welcome, Bob. I'm a bit shocked Adobe would build in a bug like this - having the software decide how to crop the photos. If you post your wedding photos, Grandma's head could be cut off! Other than ...
  Topic: All the Things you are practice voicings
Andy Volk

Replies: 3
Views: 376

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 4 Sep 2017 11:55 am   Subject: All the Things you are practice voicings
You're practicing is paying off!
  Topic: RIP Walter Becker, Co-Founder of Steely Dan
Andy Volk

Replies: 11
Views: 814

PostForum Section: Gone Home   Posted: 3 Sep 2017 7:47 am   Subject: RIP Walter Becker, Co-Founder of Steely Dan
Hugely influential musician and producer. Too young.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/walter-becker-steely-dan-co-founder-dead-at-67-w500956
  Topic: Big bin of steel player photos via Adobe Spark
Andy Volk

Replies: 7
Views: 552

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 3 Sep 2017 6:46 am   Subject: Big bin of steel player photos via Adobe Spark
As far as I can tell, you need to manually scroll via your mouse or the up/down arrow keys - but I only have 15 mins experience using this app. Smile How about that Gibson guitar/steel double neck? Creat ...
  Topic: Big bin of steel player photos via Adobe Spark
Andy Volk

Replies: 7
Views: 552

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 3 Sep 2017 5:42 am   Subject: Big bin of steel player photos via Adobe Spark
Here's a photo experiment. Adobe has this new free app called Spark that allows you to create a slideshow online and share it. The fatal flaw seems to be that it crops certain photos and all you can d ...
  Topic: Nuages - B11 - demo
Andy Volk

Replies: 16
Views: 1196

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 31 Aug 2017 3:46 am   Subject: Nuages - B11 - demo
It's one of Django's most beautiful songs. Well played, Doug! I arranged another beautiful Django composition,Manoir De Mes Reves, in D6th tuning (a one-string variation from Open D) for my book on O ...
  Topic: Cheer up Herb Remington
Andy Volk

Replies: 4
Views: 957

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 31 Aug 2017 3:21 am   Subject: Cheer up Herb Remington
Herb has an extend network of neighbors and friends looking out for him. His home is dry and has power. He was very appreciative of the cards and letters he received. At age 90 he's still playing stee ...
  Topic: D G B D G B D F tuning?? Any 6th tuning close to it?
Andy Volk

Replies: 8
Views: 808

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 25 Aug 2017 6:01 pm   Subject: D G B D G B D F tuning?? Any 6th tuning close to it?
Bobbie Seymour used that tuning for non pedal quie well. Same as pedal steelers use, right?
  Topic: New Live 'Steelonious' videos
Andy Volk

Replies: 14
Views: 1055

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 25 Aug 2017 5:23 am   Subject: New Live 'Steelonious' videos
Really nice, Mike! Remembering our late friend Steinar's motto, "Play to express, not to impress" you mange to express AND impress in a relaxed and natural way. Cool tone too.
  Topic: Any Steel Players Give Lessons In Philadelphia, PA / S. NJ
Andy Volk

Replies: 6
Views: 369

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 24 Aug 2017 6:31 am   Subject: Any Steel Players Give Lessons In Philadelphia, PA / S. NJ
Mike "Slow Mo" Brenner is in Philly. Don't know if he teaches. Also Jim Cohen, great pedal player. You might try sending them a PM via the forum.
  Topic: New book of Classic Lap Steel Instrumentals now available!
Andy Volk

Replies: 12
Views: 1887

PostForum Section: New Product Announcements   Posted: 23 Aug 2017 11:59 am   Subject: New book of Classic Lap Steel Instrumentals now available!
* bumpity bump
  Topic: RIP John Abercrombie
Andy Volk

Replies: 2
Views: 646

PostForum Section: Gone Home   Posted: 23 Aug 2017 6:31 am   Subject: RIP John Abercrombie
A gentle, thoughtful player of profound jazz.

http://ottawacitizen.com/entertainment/jazzblog/rip-john-abercrombie
  Topic: Nightlife on Lap Steel
Andy Volk

Replies: 39
Views: 2640

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 22 Aug 2017 5:31 am   Subject: Nightlife on Lap Steel
Well played, Mick! 'Loved it.
  Topic: Wichita Lineman. Ray Charles with Buddy Emmons.
Andy Volk

Replies: 6
Views: 652

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 21 Aug 2017 4:10 am   Subject: Wichita Lineman. Ray Charles with Buddy Emmons.
For my money Glen Cambell's rendition can never be bettered.

Have to agree. As exceptional as he was on all kinds of material, this feels like the wrong song for Ray, and for my taste, it's over ar ...
  Topic: The Advent of the Reverse Slant
Andy Volk

Replies: 60
Views: 6137

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 20 Aug 2017 6:15 am   Subject: The Advent of the Reverse Slant
When I was learning, 99% on my own, it seemed like slants were an important part of non-pedal steel playing so I just hacked away at 'em from the very start. You can play some great music without ever ...
  Topic: Demo Video - C diatonic tuning @@
Andy Volk

Replies: 18
Views: 995

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 20 Aug 2017 5:10 am   Subject: Demo Video - C diatonic tuning @@
Einar, yes - lots of similarities - in the 6-string C-diatonic, you have 4 of the strings out of the C6th tuning; in the 7-string version that adds a low E, 5 of the C6th strings. Every tuning has adv ...
  Topic: Demo Video - C diatonic tuning @@
Andy Volk

Replies: 18
Views: 995

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 20 Aug 2017 3:34 am   Subject: Demo Video - C diatonic tuning @@
You can get some really cool melody cascades easily right out of the tuning layout as you demonstrated so beautifully, Doug. Fantastic touch and tone.

For folks looking for a jumping off place wit ...
  Topic: Demo Video - C diatonic tuning @@
Andy Volk

Replies: 18
Views: 995

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 19 Aug 2017 6:34 pm   Subject: Demo Video - C diatonic tuning @@
Nice! There's a lot there in C Diatonic but good blocking is a must.
  Topic: Has Hawaii dis-owned the Steel Guitar?
Andy Volk

Replies: 55
Views: 3902

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 18 Aug 2017 1:26 pm   Subject: Has Hawaii dis-owned the Steel Guitar?
I dunno, Doug. Instead of Aloha Oe it could be Aloha Oy vey!
  Topic: Has Hawaii dis-owned the Steel Guitar?
Andy Volk

Replies: 55
Views: 3902

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 18 Aug 2017 10:55 am   Subject: Has Hawaii dis-owned the Steel Guitar?
In my view, instruments come of go, in terms of favor with the listening public and favor with musicians - and that's not necessarily a bad thing. If the uke speaks to young people, they should pick ...
  Topic: Cheer up Herb Remington
Andy Volk

Replies: 4
Views: 957

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 17 Aug 2017 12:16 pm   Subject: Cheer up Herb Remington
http://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=2657749#2657749
 
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