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  Topic: Piano in Just Intonation
Ian Rae

Replies: 3
Views: 196

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 22 Sep 2017 4:43 am   Subject: Piano in Just Intonation
Many (most?) electronic keyboard instruments let you choose temperaments from a list.
The one I was dealing with let you choose screwdrivers from a box. But it was 1973 Smile
  Topic: Diminished Chord Intonation in E9
Ian Rae

Replies: 13
Views: 940

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 22 Sep 2017 4:37 am   Subject: Diminished Chord Intonation in E9
I like to slant the bar a bit to bring it more in tune. Works for me.
The F lever approach is simple and intuitive. If you're substituting for a VI chord you can hear the root moving up a half step ...
  Topic: Piano in Just Intonation
Ian Rae

Replies: 3
Views: 196

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 21 Sep 2017 12:44 pm   Subject: Piano in Just Intonation
That is how early keyboard instruments like the spinet and clavichord would have been tuned. We regard them as feeble compared with a modern piano, but their sonority depended on the harmonics of on ...
  Topic: Diminished Chord Intonation in E9
Ian Rae

Replies: 13
Views: 940

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 21 Sep 2017 12:08 pm   Subject: Diminished Chord Intonation in E9
I can get a complete 4-note diminished with pedals down, Es lowered and 5 lowered to C natural on the verticle. 4, 5 , 6, & 7 or 5, 6, 7 & 8. I have no 7th string compensation and my C is rea ...
  Topic: The"Corn Neck"
Ian Rae

Replies: 20
Views: 1248

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 20 Sep 2017 7:39 am   Subject: The"Corn Neck"
I get the thing about the "2-week neck". Regular tenor trombone I can pick up and go - for the alto I need two weeks notice, preferably more Smile
  Topic: Diminished Chord Intonation in E9
Ian Rae

Replies: 13
Views: 940

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 20 Sep 2017 2:19 am   Subject: Diminished Chord Intonation in E9
A diminished chord is one that you generally only pass through on the way to somewhere else.
...and apart from those cases where you can rationalize it as a 7b9, it's just a bunch of minor thirds so ...
  Topic: Taking the plunge into Universal land
Ian Rae

Replies: 10
Views: 430

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 20 Sep 2017 1:16 am   Subject: Taking the plunge into Universal land
Slim, you've done the right thing I'm sure. I did the same at a similar age and rate of progress, and you'll be able to play pretty much anything on it and still be able to lift it! Good luck Smile
  Topic: Cabinet Drop
Ian Rae

Replies: 6
Views: 821

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 18 Sep 2017 3:01 pm   Subject: Cabinet Drop
If you can hear it but you can't correct for it by slanting your tone bar ever so slightly, it's unacceptable. Just my two pennyworth. What's that in cents?
  Topic: My U12 Epiphany.
Ian Rae

Replies: 17
Views: 1353

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 17 Sep 2017 1:48 pm   Subject: My U12 Epiphany.
You can tune your D-10 C6th neck down a half step to B6th. Now everything will line up as it would on a U-12. That might be a good way to test the U-12 waters before diving in. Aside from having to pl ...
  Topic: guitar for rehearsal
Ian Rae

Replies: 11
Views: 990

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 16 Sep 2017 4:23 am   Subject: guitar for rehearsal
I don't do a lot of gigs on steel, but I can speak from other experience. Your fellow musicians may feel a lack of respect if you turn up with an inferior instrument. I did that once and although th ...
  Topic: What a deal!
Ian Rae

Replies: 8
Views: 715

PostForum Section: Humor   Posted: 16 Sep 2017 4:13 am   Subject: What a deal!
He seems honest enough, but over-ambitious. Rather than looking to make a gain, he could pay someone to take it away.
  Topic: Lloyd Green C Pedal
Ian Rae

Replies: 33
Views: 4998

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 15 Sep 2017 3:44 am   Subject: Lloyd Green C Pedal
May I confess straight away that my C pedal is under-explored, and make a solemn and public promise to do something about it.

Bearing in mind that a great deal of steel playing is two-part harmony, ...
  Topic: Walker 12 String Pedal Steel Review
Ian Rae

Replies: 5
Views: 485

PostForum Section: Humor   Posted: 14 Sep 2017 8:27 am   Subject: Walker 12 String Pedal Steel Review
It's important not to be daunted by the complexity of these instruments, but to accept it, which she clearly does. I ended up watching this too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBOMn6yDWo0
  Topic: Set up 12 string
Ian Rae

Replies: 7
Views: 441

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 11 Sep 2017 10:01 am   Subject: Set up 12 string
Pete, I know a lot of players don't like half stops and I would never urge them on anyone!

The tricky part is not hitting the stop on the way down, but finding the D# acccurately on the way back. ...
  Topic: Set up 12 string
Ian Rae

Replies: 7
Views: 441

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 11 Sep 2017 8:31 am   Subject: Set up 12 string
For the sake of brevity, I omitted to mention that I have both changes on the same lever, i.e. E to D# on a ½-stop, then push on down to D. So with E already lowered to D# the swing stuff just needs ...
  Topic: Nothing
Ian Rae

Replies: 4058
Views: 495649

PostForum Section: Humor   Posted: 11 Sep 2017 6:20 am   Subject: Nothing
Godfrey, that's beautiful.

What can stop this thread? I guess nothing can.
  Topic: Set up 12 string
Ian Rae

Replies: 7
Views: 441

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 11 Sep 2017 6:14 am   Subject: Set up 12 string
I'd go with Jim's second suggestion - 6 on a lever is cool, and you will find it comes into your E9 thinking.
  Topic: Retuning to play a specific melody or song...?
Ian Rae

Replies: 20
Views: 999

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 9 Sep 2017 1:27 pm   Subject: Retuning to play a specific melody or song...?
I'm a novice pedal steel player who used to play bass, so I've never really taken much notice of what guitarists get up to; but my impression is that they do from time to time retune for a particular ...
  Topic: What guitar is this?
Ian Rae

Replies: 36
Views: 7040

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 8 Sep 2017 8:11 am   Subject: What guitar is this?
I can no longer see the video that prompted my original post, so I do feel a bit zombified. Does anyone have an undead link that might work?
  Topic: Universal Tuning - Split on 6th string
Ian Rae

Replies: 6
Views: 452

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 7 Sep 2017 12:12 pm   Subject: Universal Tuning - Split on 6th string
I think all Uni's should be drilled for splits on all strings
So do I

http://bb.steelguitarforum.com/userpix1504/13632_IMG_5662_1.jpg

I use 6 in the way we've been discussing, and 10 in the sam ...
  Topic: Nothing
Ian Rae

Replies: 4058
Views: 495649

PostForum Section: Humor   Posted: 6 Sep 2017 7:41 pm   Subject: Nothing
Nothing I'm ashamed of.
  Topic: Nothing
Ian Rae

Replies: 4058
Views: 495649

PostForum Section: Humor   Posted: 6 Sep 2017 1:59 pm   Subject: Nothing
Nothing interests me today, so here I am looking in on this thread to see how it's going. Hmm - interesting - glad I did.
  Topic: Universal Tuning - Split on 6th string
Ian Rae

Replies: 6
Views: 452

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 5 Sep 2017 1:34 pm   Subject: Universal Tuning - Split on 6th string
If your lever is only lowering a half step, that would give you an A in conjunction with P7. But I'm not sure what use that would be.

Bear in mind that counter-intuitive though it is, the split no ...
  Topic: Universal Tuning - Split on 6th string
Ian Rae

Replies: 6
Views: 452

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 5 Sep 2017 11:03 am   Subject: Universal Tuning - Split on 6th string
The commonest split on the 6th string is between a lever which lowers it a whole tone to F# and the B pedal, the result being a G.

This is nothing to do with it being a uni - it's just as common on ...
  Topic: 10 string universal
Ian Rae

Replies: 12
Views: 1018

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 4 Sep 2017 1:47 pm   Subject: 10 string universal
There has been some recent discussion right [url=http://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=320778]here, and you can see b0b's 10-string version [url=https://b0b.com/wp/?page_id=551]here, but if w ...
 
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