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Larry Robbins


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Fort Edward, New York
Post Posted 18 Jul 2017 12:43 pm     Reply with quote

Here is a nice one from William Litaker from a few years back! Maybe make a good project tune. What do you think guys and gals? I like it Smile


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6w8sgLX3kG0&feature=youtu.be
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Gary Hellums


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Arkansas, USA
Post Posted 18 Jul 2017 1:49 pm     Reply with quote

I for one will have to have a box of Kleenex next to me when this one is being played! Ain't because of me trying to play it but listening to William as he teaches it. Crying was written for a PS. It's got everything. William is masterful at hitting those low strings and transitioning up. Let's do it!
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Tim Tyner


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Ayden, North Carolina U.S.A
Post Posted 18 Jul 2017 6:58 pm     Reply with quote

Nice!
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Howard Steinberg


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St. Petersburg, Florida & Concord, New Hampshire, USA
Post Posted 19 Jul 2017 2:23 am     Reply with quote

To put it simply, Yes!
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Tom Dillon


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Post Posted 19 Jul 2017 3:04 am     Reply with quote

I like it!
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William Litaker


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Kannapolis, North Carolina, USA
Post Posted 19 Jul 2017 11:24 am     Reply with quote

Thanks guys.....If everybody wants to learn "Crying" next on Steelin Techniques we will. We will get them all in line to learn. Hang with me. Thanks again....
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Lee Barber


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Sweeny, TX, USA
Post Posted 20 Jul 2017 11:59 am     Reply with quote

Great job, Willam.
The tone and technique is great.
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Joe Cook


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Whidbey Island Washington, USA
Post Posted 22 Jul 2017 4:14 am     Reply with quote

I really liked that arrangement William! What a great song. That's one that I would love to learn.
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Gary Hellums


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Post Posted 22 Jul 2017 12:53 pm     Technique Lesson Reply with quote

Today's Saturday Technique Exercise with William really hit a sweet spot wit me on timing and playing behind a band. My fellow steel playing friends, it's confession time for me. Sadly to say, I have NEVER played with, in front of, behind, whatever with a band before in my life--and, I've played a lap steel for awhile. Only thing I played were instrumentals like Bud's Bounce, Roadside Rag, Steel Guitar Rag with a group of friends. I started the song out (most of the time badly) and the group tried to Follow Me! I realize now what a struggle it was for them. Only thing I had to worry about is just don't screw up--rest of the guys are on their own. That was NOT playing with a band. Talk about bad habits-that one is unforgivable. William counting these exercises off with the tracks has given me a whole new prospective on learning to play this thing.
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William Litaker


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Kannapolis, North Carolina, USA
Post Posted 3 Aug 2017 9:56 am     Reply with quote

Ok guys , This Sat. we will on Steelin Techniques get started on this tune, "Crying". We will get them all for sure.

Go to pedalsteeler.com and scroll down to the Broadcast and click "Subscribe".

If you have any questions or concerns I will personally help you with it. Just let me know and I will walk you thru the entire process...

Come on guys , find out what my subscribers are talking about.......Learn to play this thing...Steel Guitar...

Do it !

CRYING
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6w8sgLX3kG0&feature=youtu.be
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Gary Hellums


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Arkansas, USA
Post Posted 5 Aug 2017 2:13 pm     Crying1 Reply with quote

So glad that William is teaching this beautiful song "Crying" and that the rest of the pedal steel forum folks chose it as this first week's learning project. This song on a steel grabs not only your heart strings but your "Soul"" as well--just beautiful. I learned something this week. You don't have to be sitting behind that steel in order to learn something from William's Steeling Technique Video ( although much better if you are). Personally, I'm with the family in Colorado vacationing. No room in the car for my steel and my mother-in-law.
It wasn't an easy choice. So, traveling up the mountain side in a gondola, I'm watching and listening to this Saturday's lesson on my phone. The beauty of it all, is that you are learning a little something on how to approach and play this instrument no matter who, what, where or when (even with the mother-in-law beside you)!!!! Appreciate the few minutes William went over the tunning regarding the PS. This "Crying" song looks like the tuning has to be right on. One day, maybe, William can take a few minutes on tuning each string on his E9.
GREAT STUFF THIS WEEK!
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Steve Cagle


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Georgia, USA
Post Posted 6 Aug 2017 4:39 pm     Steeling Reply with quote

Very nice...
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Larry Robbins


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Fort Edward, New York
Post Posted 7 Aug 2017 5:22 am     Reply with quote

Yup, it was a great session guys.
Thanks, William!
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William Litaker


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Kannapolis, North Carolina, USA
Post Posted 9 Aug 2017 1:38 pm     Reply with quote

Join us for Steelin Techniques every week! just go to pedalsteeler.com and scroll down to the Broadcast section and click "Subscribe".

Check it out.....
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Gary Hellums


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Arkansas, USA
Post Posted 9 Aug 2017 5:45 pm     Reply with quote

This is the place where Men and Women of STEEL meet every Saturday. Said to be a shortage of steel guitar players. William is making sure that ain't going to happen on his watch! Saturday--B There------
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Gary Hellums


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Arkansas, USA
Post Posted 12 Aug 2017 1:20 pm     Reply with quote

Home from Colorado, sitting behind my steel (mother-in-law gone). Doesn't get any better! Great session today, William. The song Crying is without any doubt my "anchor" song (if I ever learn it). This is a must learn song if you play steel. As you pointed out, it has all those beautiful cord changes that you hear. Playing over the cords, the song tempo and the "feeling and passion" that you can put into playing this tune helps you see why you spend so much time practicing and learning this instrument. It's worth it!
YOUR PHONE! It's all in the right hand, William. Technique and practice. If you can operate that steel like you do, I know you can operate that phone.
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Joe Cook


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Whidbey Island Washington, USA
Post Posted 13 Aug 2017 2:08 pm     Reply with quote

Crying is a great melody and a real classic. I really like that William has included a study of Sleepwalk as the technique exercise. I'm having fun!
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Lee Barber


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Sweeny, TX, USA
Post Posted 17 Aug 2017 3:41 pm     Reply with quote

7.5 years ago, William did this song and did a great performance.
He gets a great sound it if that Emmons and session.
Great job wants again, William.
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Gary Hellums


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Arkansas, USA
Post Posted 19 Aug 2017 5:34 pm     Reply with quote

Today's program (08/19/17) jam packed of awesome material. Thanks William for the heads-up on "bad habits". Best seeing it coming b4 it hits. I've seen Sleep Walk played a hundred different ways on PS. Amazing sound just by using simple steel guitar Techniques. Says a lot about the weekly techniques. "Crying" must be a bear tabbing out
to get that sound. Watching, listening and looking at the tabulature sure helps with the "getting frustrated" attitude, that hits me a lot. The scanner esposide was great, too! Gave me time to practice while you hunted for it.
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