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  Topic: Milenberg Joys
Peter Funk

Replies: 3
Views: 516

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 5 Mar 2017 5:56 am   Subject: Milenberg Joys

Please send some of your talent over the pond in a hermetically sealed Mayonnaise Jar to my home address.
And in a separate - somewhat larger package - kindly also send those female dancers.


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  Topic: Milenberg Joys
Peter Funk

Replies: 3
Views: 516

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 2 Mar 2017 2:21 am   Subject: Milenberg Joys
Last summer our band "Front Porch Picking" invited some local dancers to a concert that took place in a courtyard in the old town of Goettingen ...

Here you can see them dance to one of o ...
  Topic: Super Mario Bros Theme on Pedal Steel!!!
Peter Funk

Replies: 7
Views: 913

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 15 Feb 2017 2:50 am   Subject: Super Mario Bros Theme on Pedal Steel!!!
That's great! Very Happy
  Topic: Isa Lei
Peter Funk

Replies: 4
Views: 711

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 18 Jan 2017 6:04 am   Subject: Isa Lei
just wondered if you've ever heard the late great Australian pioneer steeler, Les Adams version.
This from an old post about the man.

http://picosong.com/waPb

Funny, how different a song can be ...
  Topic: Isa Lei
Peter Funk

Replies: 4
Views: 711

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 11 Jan 2017 1:07 pm   Subject: Isa Lei
Thank you, Bill!


Steel content: I'm going to use your video as a backing track to learn this song on lap steel. Smile
Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
  Topic: Isa Lei
Peter Funk

Replies: 4
Views: 711

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 11 Jan 2017 6:08 am   Subject: Isa Lei
I'm wondering, how many of you steel players are doubling on (acoustic) guitar, especially hawaiian slack-key guitar? I recently practiced on a version of Isa Lei: https://youtu.be/stez668Z-V4

Sorr ...
  Topic: White Christmas on 13 string Lap Steel
Peter Funk

Replies: 8
Views: 588

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 9 Dec 2016 3:25 am   Subject: White Christmas on 13 string Lap Steel
Great playing (& and singing)!
  Topic: Video of New Western Swing Authority Christmas song...enjoy.
Peter Funk

Replies: 14
Views: 2310

PostForum Section: New Product Announcements   Posted: 23 Nov 2016 2:09 am   Subject: Video of New Western Swing Authority Christmas song...enjoy.
Wow! This is really fantastic Very Happy Very Happy
Is this an original song?
  Topic: Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Peter Funk

Replies: 7
Views: 1060

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 22 Nov 2016 12:48 am   Subject: Somewhere Over The Rainbow
What program do you use for the video/audio and how do you sync up all those takes to the music?
Thanks, John
PS. That is almost standard guitar tuning.

For editing, I use a software called &quo ...
  Topic: Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Peter Funk

Replies: 7
Views: 1060

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 16 Nov 2016 2:09 pm   Subject: Somewhere Over The Rainbow
That was really good. Thanks for posting it.
Thank you!
Nice work. Is that standard dobro tuning? Is the tab available?
I watched your Smoke in the Water while I was there. Really fun.
How do yo ...
  Topic: Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Peter Funk

Replies: 7
Views: 1060

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 16 Nov 2016 5:37 am   Subject: Somewhere Over The Rainbow
I really like Greg Booth's arrangement for Dobro of this wonderful tune and learned it last weekend (instead of constructing a chicken coop. It was much too cold ...). So here it is (video):
Somewher ...
  Topic: "Hello Josephine" (w. Bavarian Folk Trio)
Peter Funk

Replies: 0
Views: 387

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 23 Aug 2016 1:04 am   Subject: "Hello Josephine" (w. Bavarian Folk Trio)
I play dobro and steel guitar in a group over here in Germany. During our last trip to Bavaria we met with a folk music trio and rehearsed some songs. It was SO MUCH fun Very Happy
Here's a video of one of ...
  Topic: Creston lap steel + demo
Peter Funk

Replies: 11
Views: 2326

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 4 Aug 2016 11:15 pm   Subject: Creston lap steel + demo
That guitar looks and sounds incredible Very Happy

... and your playing is superb!
  Topic: "Auld Lang Syne" on Dobro (video)
Peter Funk

Replies: 2
Views: 423

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 2 Jul 2016 2:39 pm   Subject: "Auld Lang Syne" on Dobro (video)
That is beautiful. The guitar and the playing.

... obviously not the player Winking
  Topic: Auld Lang Syne on Dobro (video)
Peter Funk

Replies: 3
Views: 622

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 2 Jul 2016 2:37 pm   Subject: Auld Lang Syne on Dobro (video)
Nice!
Beauty... all the way around.

Thank you very much Very Happy
  Topic: Auld Lang Syne on Dobro (video)
Peter Funk

Replies: 3
Views: 622

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 30 Jun 2016 5:16 am   Subject: Auld Lang Syne on Dobro (video)
A couple of days ago I had the opportunity to play a brand-new resophonic guitar made by my friend Manfred Pietrzok. I took the chance and made a short video:

[url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x ...
  Topic: "Auld Lang Syne" on Dobro (video)
Peter Funk

Replies: 2
Views: 423

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 30 Jun 2016 5:15 am   Subject: "Auld Lang Syne" on Dobro (video)
A couple of days ago I had the opportunity to play a brand-new resophonic guitar made by my friend Manfred Pietrzok. I took the chance and made a short video:

[url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x ...
  Topic: New book: Acoustic Lap Steel Guitar - Out Now!
Peter Funk

Replies: 13
Views: 3196

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 4 Jun 2016 12:50 am   Subject: New book: Acoustic Lap Steel Guitar - Out Now!
Someone who purchased my book lately let me know, that the folks at Mel Bay forgot to indicate a URL from where to download the Online Audio files Sad
I contacted them and they told me, they will re ...
  Topic: Front Porch Picking
Peter Funk

Replies: 1
Views: 586

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 12 May 2016 2:01 pm   Subject: Front Porch Picking
I just stumbled across an old video we made with our (still excisting) Band ...
It was filmed during our first recording session in 2008. And, man, my hair was still black Winking
[url=https://www.youtu ...
  Topic: New Book "Kila Kila" by John Troutman
Peter Funk

Replies: 37
Views: 5730

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 6 Apr 2016 11:59 pm   Subject: New Book "Kila Kila" by John Troutman
Wow! That sounds like a fantastic book Very Happy
Ordered my copy yesterday and Amazon says, it will be delivered in May ... Sad
  Topic: New Hawaii - Western swing record out !!
Peter Funk

Replies: 2
Views: 729

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 13 Mar 2016 3:36 am   Subject: New Hawaii - Western swing record out !!
Andre, I read on your website, that your Trio was in Germany last year (Bear Family). Would you PLEASE let me know, when you're coming around the next time? Very Happy
  Topic: Some really fine Swing Steel Guitar
Peter Funk

Replies: 17
Views: 2957

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 4 Feb 2016 2:54 am   Subject: Some really fine Swing Steel Guitar
A friend of mine just sent me a link to a Cincinnati based Western Swing band. Never heard of them before (may have something to do, that I live in Germany ...) but I think they are GREAT: [url=https: ...
  Topic: And another new book: Acoustic Lap Steel Guitar
Peter Funk

Replies: 3
Views: 2014

PostForum Section: New Product Announcements   Posted: 12 Jan 2016 12:48 am   Subject: And another new book: Acoustic Lap Steel Guitar
Hi Tom, here is the list of the tracks:

- Open Range
- Rosie's Waltz
- Jesse James
- Amazing Grace
- Aloha Oe
- Guitar Rag
- Careless Love
- Whistling Blues
- Down By The Sally Gardens
- T ...
  Topic: And another new book: Acoustic Lap Steel Guitar
Peter Funk

Replies: 3
Views: 2014

PostForum Section: New Product Announcements   Posted: 20 Dec 2015 4:56 am   Subject: And another new book: Acoustic Lap Steel Guitar
Mel Bay has just published 16 of my arrangements for unacompanied solo Lap Steel Guitar (best to be played on Weissenborn, Dobro etc.)

http://peterfunk-music.de/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Cover1-e1 ...
  Topic: New book: Acoustic Lap Steel Guitar - Out Now!
Peter Funk

Replies: 13
Views: 3196

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 16 Dec 2015 12:42 pm   Subject: New book: Acoustic Lap Steel Guitar - Out Now!
Just found out that my new book is already available at Mel Bay's online store Very Happy Very Happy (they didn't told me yet)
If you want, you can get a copy here: [url=http://www.melbay.com/Products/30498M/acous ...
 
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