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  Topic: Software that transcribes what you play?
Charlie McDonald

Replies: 6
Views: 546

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 23 Apr 2017 5:44 am   Subject: Software that transcribes what you play?
Yeah, it's very much a computer age thing. It's tempting, but not a teaching tool, IMO.

If I imagine using it on a piano keyboard (I can't imagine using it for guitar), I'd have a digital reprodu ...
  Topic: Tom Bradshaw's Chord Construction Booklet
Charlie McDonald

Replies: 8
Views: 445

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 23 Apr 2017 5:32 am   Subject: Tom Bradshaw's Chord Construction Booklet
Tom has put a lot of work into this paper, and it reads like it comes from sheer love of the instrument.
Trying to bring chord construction together for psg is a big project. Getting into the deep en ...
  Topic: '' Steel Guitar Hall Of Fame ''
Charlie McDonald

Replies: 23
Views: 2776

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 22 Apr 2017 6:09 am   Subject: Re: The REAL Steel Guitar Hall of Fame
Excellent post, Herb. No, you should be inducted.Cool

Yes, this is the place to list the many who should make the honor roll.
Is it the fact that there are many that makes us want to honor the few ...
  Topic: The Wizard of Nashville: a pictorial story
Charlie McDonald

Replies: 25
Views: 1681

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 21 Apr 2017 4:38 am   Subject: The Wizard of Nashville: a pictorial story
Yeah, you did say "I met a man..." but you didn't say when.
""Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible magic"." What a gas to be talking with this ...
  Topic: A Young Man's Question For You Folks
Charlie McDonald

Replies: 18
Views: 1487

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 21 Apr 2017 4:14 am   Subject: A Young Man's Question For You Folks
You're a lucky young man, Matthew--and I stress 'young.' To have sat in with Marty and band is a great start.
I think the musicians you play with will be the biggest single factor in your ability to ...
  Topic: Hal Rugg- Altered Ego How did he get his tone?
Charlie McDonald

Replies: 14
Views: 1238

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 21 Apr 2017 3:37 am   Subject: Hal Rugg- Altered Ego How did he get his tone?
Altered Ego is nuts! How did I miss it? Thanks, Quentin.
  Topic: Keyboard epoxy issue. chemists?
Charlie McDonald

Replies: 13
Views: 1453

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 19 Apr 2017 1:24 pm   Subject: Keyboard epoxy issue. chemists?
I applaud your stick-to-itiveness.
  Topic: Business Cards
Charlie McDonald

Replies: 22
Views: 1273

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 19 Apr 2017 9:04 am   Subject: Business Cards
Like the blue chair.
  Topic: Half step down
Charlie McDonald

Replies: 29
Views: 1649

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 19 Apr 2017 5:24 am   Subject: Half step down
Apparently the universe is out of tune again.
  Topic: How do you pronounce "Teisco" and "Guyatone"?
Charlie McDonald

Replies: 47
Views: 1892

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 19 Apr 2017 4:55 am   Subject: How do you pronounce "Teisco" and "Guyatone"?
"Ah, Bach."--Radar O'Reilly.

Very interesting. All of a sudden, Gu-ya-tone looks right.
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Who knows, they could have been ...
  Topic: Half step down
Charlie McDonald

Replies: 29
Views: 1649

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 18 Apr 2017 7:27 am   Subject: Half step down
So do you tune down, Henry, or let it ride?

The singers get the big bucks, I guess.
  Topic: New Gary Carter
Charlie McDonald

Replies: 8
Views: 833

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 18 Apr 2017 7:25 am   Subject: New Gary Carter
I applaud it, whether raising the root to go to relative major/minor, or having the melody take the passing tone on it's way to the second,
there's a turnaround in the bass that makes it make sense t ...
  Topic: New Gary Carter
Charlie McDonald

Replies: 8
Views: 833

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 18 Apr 2017 4:17 am   Subject: New Gary Carter
Lovely. Thanks, Tim.
  Topic: Its over
Charlie McDonald

Replies: 23
Views: 2101

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 18 Apr 2017 3:56 am   Subject: Its over
I hope you'll hang around the forum, Russell.
One of the great things about steel guitar is this community.
  Topic: Meet R J Smith, Star Guitar Recipient...
Charlie McDonald

Replies: 24
Views: 1358

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 18 Apr 2017 3:53 am   Subject: Meet R J Smith, Star Guitar Recipient...
I'm glad to see the Star steel go to a fine musician.
Welcome, RJ. Looking forward to hearing how you like the steel.
  Topic: Jeff Newman Tuning Charts in Cents
Charlie McDonald

Replies: 15
Views: 1729

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 17 Apr 2017 5:47 am   Subject: Jeff Newman Tuning Charts in Cents
To clarify, the width of the C#-F interval is the difference between the two values, -18 and -6.

F (E#) seems to be the comma on psg, apparently no matter how you tune it (altho I'm not sure what J ...
  Topic: Half step down
Charlie McDonald

Replies: 29
Views: 1649

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 17 Apr 2017 4:50 am   Subject: Half step down
My personal feeling is that a steel guitar needs to be re-scaled to tune down 1/2 step (+1 string gauge increment).

Poco got carried away; their piano was de-tuned a half-step in the early 80's. Th ...
  Topic: A Young Man's Question For You Folks
Charlie McDonald

Replies: 18
Views: 1487

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 15 Apr 2017 9:13 am   Subject: A Young Man's Question For You Folks
You have plenty of time.

And what Damir said. When there's time.
  Topic: Someone you don't want to gig with
Charlie McDonald

Replies: 2
Views: 629

PostForum Section: Humor   Posted: 15 Apr 2017 9:11 am   Subject: Someone you don't want to gig with
Now that's an ax.
  Topic: PSG Case for Sale
Charlie McDonald

Replies: 12
Views: 741

PostForum Section: Humor   Posted: 15 Apr 2017 9:10 am   Subject: PSG Case for Sale
I think you should pay shipping
  Topic: Your favorite album of all time...
Charlie McDonald

Replies: 76
Views: 13747

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 15 Apr 2017 9:07 am   Subject: Your favorite album of all time...
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  Topic: Progressive Rock
Charlie McDonald

Replies: 31
Views: 2171

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 15 Apr 2017 9:05 am   Subject: Progressive Rock
They were very high energy. The flute playing was a blast, loud and clear (the small club) and he was a virtuoso.

For the big stage, Yes (Tormato) was the absolute height in transcendence. In th ...
  Topic: Progressive Rock
Charlie McDonald

Replies: 31
Views: 2171

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 14 Apr 2017 7:09 am   Subject: Progressive Rock
Surprisingly, it was a small room. Early show, no opening act. 1971 probably; maybe making dates between big concerts.
  Topic: Classic Country meets Pinball Wizard
Charlie McDonald

Replies: 11
Views: 683

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 14 Apr 2017 4:26 am   Subject: Classic Country meets Pinball Wizard
For some reason this had me laughing from the top.
  Topic: Sarah Jory, Abba Nedley
Charlie McDonald

Replies: 5
Views: 785

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 14 Apr 2017 4:02 am   Subject: Sarah Jory, Abba Nedley
Pretty hot stuff. I love watching her 'sing' as she plays.
 
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