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  Topic: Discovering E13
Andy Volk

Replies: 18
Views: 1568

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 25 May 2017 8:35 am   Subject: Discovering E13
In case it's helpful, here's some info that was shared with me many years ago about the McAuliffe E13th. *

https://document.li/va55

Reading it today, it's a bit hard to totally get at the conten ...
  Topic: "Mosquito Hop" Challenge
Andy Volk

Replies: 15
Views: 611

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 23 May 2017 5:14 am   Subject: "Mosquito Hop" Challenge
You are a tablature force of nature, Guy!

Thank you for all the help you've given in me in tweaking chord progressions and notation in my arrangements. ' Hope you heal quickly!

And Chris, MH is ...
  Topic: The Caucasian Clap
Andy Volk

Replies: 21
Views: 655

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 22 May 2017 11:15 am   Subject: The Caucasian Clap
I just clap randomly regardless of the beat. It keeps everyone on their toes. Smile
  Topic: "Mosquito Hop" Challenge
Andy Volk

Replies: 15
Views: 611

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 22 May 2017 8:06 am   Subject: "Mosquito Hop" Challenge
How much will you give me not to play it? I've been asked to cease by some of the best musicians in the country.
  Topic: Lap Steel Speedpicking - C6
Andy Volk

Replies: 19
Views: 4664

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 21 May 2017 10:07 am   Subject: Lap Steel Speedpicking - C6
Awesome, Doug! I shared this to the Lapsteel Lunatics FB group where much appreciation is underway. Your pick blocking is so clean!
  Topic: The legendary Bukka White bars with a screwdriver!
Andy Volk

Replies: 4
Views: 376

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 20 May 2017 10:47 am   Subject: The legendary Bukka White bars with a screwdriver!
The vintage Phillips heads have the best tone. Tonebars from ACE Hardware just don't cut it.
  Topic: The legendary Bukka White bars with a screwdriver!
Andy Volk

Replies: 4
Views: 376

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 20 May 2017 8:46 am   Subject: The legendary Bukka White bars with a screwdriver!
Booker T. Washington "Bukka" White (November 12, 1909 – February 26, 1977).

Cool!

https://www.facebook.com/dusttodigital/videos/10155171126790821/
  Topic: FYI: Speedy West's Bigsby now owned by Deke Dickerson
Andy Volk

Replies: 24
Views: 1318

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 20 May 2017 4:38 am   Subject: FYI: Speedy West's Bigsby now owned by Deke Dickerson
An important piece of steel guitar history went to the right person! congrats to Deke to everyone who values the contributions Speedy made.
  Topic: Andy Volk's B11th book is great ! Highly recommend it !
Andy Volk

Replies: 3
Views: 281

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 19 May 2017 11:30 am   Subject: Andy Volk's B11th book is great ! Highly recommend it !
Thank you both for your kind comments. I sincerely hope my books are useful to folks and that I've raised the design bar above the mimeographed and xeroxed info that was all that was available when I ...
  Topic: This Rickenbacker purchase is my fav ! "new" frets on now
Andy Volk

Replies: 34
Views: 1511

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 19 May 2017 10:11 am   Subject: This Rickenbacker purchase is my fav ! "new" frets on now
Elegant industrial design. Beautiful guitar. Congratulations, Larry.
  Topic: Old style lap steel stands
Andy Volk

Replies: 20
Views: 1345

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 16 May 2017 7:26 am   Subject: Old style lap steel stands
I can't imagine using anything else other than these ...

http://www.deluxe34.com
  Topic: The Alan Lomax Sound Archive 17,000 Blues/Folk Recordings
Andy Volk

Replies: 2
Views: 236

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 16 May 2017 4:26 am   Subject: The Alan Lomax Sound Archive 17,000 Blues/Folk Recordings
Free to explore ...

http://research.culturalequity.org/audio-guide.jsp

A huge treasure trove of songs and interviews recorded by the legendary folklorist Alan Lomax from the 1940s into the 199 ...
  Topic: It's a Sin To Tell A Lie - C6th Arrangement
Andy Volk

Replies: 10
Views: 569

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 15 May 2017 6:00 am   Subject: It's a Sin To Tell A Lie - C6th Arrangement
You're both welcome and Thanks, Jeff. I never heard the Steve Goodman version before - terrific! Such a shame his life ended way too soon.
  Topic: It's a Sin To Tell A Lie - C6th Arrangement
Andy Volk

Replies: 10
Views: 569

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 15 May 2017 5:48 am   Subject: It's a Sin To Tell A Lie - C6th Arrangement
Here's an easy, basic melody arrangement in C6th tuning of a fun old tune. Enjoy!

http://bb.steelguitarforum.com/userpix1504/35_SINLIE1_1.jpg
http://bb.steelguitarforum.com/userpix1504/35_SINLIE2_ ...
  Topic: Hawaiian meets Gypsy 1940, Nederlands
Andy Volk

Replies: 9
Views: 490

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 13 May 2017 11:52 am   Subject: Hawaiian meets Gypsy 1940, Nederlands
De Willigen played a Gibson EH-150 tuned to an unusual D13th voicing:

High to Low ....

D
B
A
F#
D
C
  Topic: OK - Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson & Walter Brennan sing
Andy Volk

Replies: 2
Views: 280

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 12 May 2017 12:19 pm   Subject: OK - Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson & Walter Brennan sing
... my first thought was ... I'd have liked to have been at the production meeting when somebody said "Hey - what if Dino, Ricky and Walter all sing together?"

How could that concept EVER ...
  Topic: Interesting Vintage Steels: Add Your Vintage Interests
Andy Volk

Replies: 29
Views: 2919

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 9 May 2017 10:09 am   Subject: Interesting Vintage Steels: Add Your Vintage Interests
1952 Magnatone Varsity

http://bb.steelguitarforum.com/userpix1504/35_magnatone_1.jpg

Federated Teachers Set (Epiphone?)

http://bb.steelguitarforum.com/userpix1504/35_Epitome_Federated_Teacher ...
  Topic: Bobby Ingano trio-wonderful music-other recommendations ?
Andy Volk

Replies: 9
Views: 652

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 9 May 2017 1:36 am   Subject: Bobby Ingano trio-wonderful music-other recommendations ?
Bobby: http://tinyurl.com/lmsuh63

Barney: http://tinyurl.com/l6gbnjv

Dick: http://www.territorialairwaves.com/index.php?page=30&id=196

Dick: https://archive.org/details/DickMcIntireAndHis ...
  Topic: Leonard Bernstein's brilliant explanation of harmony
Andy Volk

Replies: 5
Views: 428

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 8 May 2017 11:27 am   Subject: Leonard Bernstein's brilliant explanation of harmony
And this one was really unexpected!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygn7ORgPbEE

Oh yeah, and friggin' Leonard Berstein could play boogie boogie piano off the cuff!
Whether you agree with his as ...
  Topic: New book on Open D is at the printer!
Andy Volk

Replies: 18
Views: 1585

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 8 May 2017 9:35 am   Subject: New book on Open D is at the printer!
Both your books are on their way. 'Hope you find them useful for your music. Smile
  Topic: New book on Open D is at the printer!
Andy Volk

Replies: 18
Views: 1585

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 7 May 2017 10:24 am   Subject: New book on Open D is at the printer!
There are no dumb questions, here on the SGF. Everyone one of us is learning continually.

Open D tuning (low to high) is: D A D F# A D. Open E, using these same intervals (1, 5, 1, 3, 5, 1) is: E B ...
  Topic: My new best friend... 1921 Gibson L-1 archtop
Andy Volk

Replies: 26
Views: 1028

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 6 May 2017 4:56 am   Subject: My new best friend... 1921 Gibson L-1 archtop
I played that model 20 years ago in a Florida music store and still regret not buying it on the spot. Glad you didn't make the same error!
  Topic: Leonard Bernstein's brilliant explanation of harmony
Andy Volk

Replies: 5
Views: 428

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 6 May 2017 4:54 am   Subject: Leonard Bernstein's brilliant explanation of harmony
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gt2zubHcER4
  Topic: *Other* harmonics
Andy Volk

Replies: 5
Views: 546

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 5 May 2017 12:08 pm   Subject: *Other* harmonics
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiX9Rgm4Rpw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYFMZHxoEZ4
  Topic: *Other* harmonics
Andy Volk

Replies: 5
Views: 546

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 5 May 2017 6:11 am   Subject: *Other* harmonics
You can play open string harmonics at several frets ... The 12th, 5th and 7th frets are the strongest. On an electric steel you can sometimes also use the 4th fret as well but it's not as reliable.
...
 
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