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Sharon Frances


From:
Kentucky, USA
Post Posted 27 Jul 2017 5:16 am     Reply with quote

Marco Schouten wrote:
She has great talent, but I would advise to find a teacher. The tone she gets without wearing pick is very nice, but the bar hand technique needs some attention. I know her hands are small, but try holding the bar better with the fingers left of to it on the strings. When sliding, keep the bar straight. She'll be great


We don't know anybody near our place that professional with pedal steel. My husband know some and his her teacher
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Jason King


From:
Missouri, USA
Post Posted 27 Jul 2017 6:14 am     Reply with quote

Sharon please p.m/email your address and I will send you some great instruction videos by Joe Wright. They are not the most fun but critical drills for playing pedal steel. Great drills for both hands. I bought them for my son a few years ago and would be thrilled to pass them on to another young player. I can also send you some youth size pics.
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Godfrey Arthur


From:
Philippines
Post Posted 27 Jul 2017 6:28 am     Reply with quote

Way ahead of me on PSG.
She gets it.
She can only get better should she stick with it.

A metronome would help during practice.

it will give her the idea of time intervals and space.

You can download those free as an app on your smart phone. Or buy pro versions.

Something like Mobile Metronome.



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Sharon Frances


From:
Kentucky, USA
Post Posted 27 Jul 2017 8:03 am     Reply with quote

Godfrey Arthur wrote:
Way ahead of me on PSG.
She gets it.
She can only get better should she stick with it.

A metronome would help during practice.

it will give her the idea of time intervals and space.

You can download those free as an app on your smart phone. Or buy pro versions.

Something like Mobile Metronome.




Thank you for your suggestion. Maraming salamat po ^_^
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Damir Besic


From:
Nashville,TN.
Post Posted 27 Jul 2017 12:56 pm     Reply with quote

great job 👍 .... no suggestions from me, but have fun, and keep on pickin 😊
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Kevin Fix


From:
Michigan, USA
Post Posted 27 Jul 2017 8:10 pm     Young Picker Reply with quote

Great to see!!! Great job!!! She has it in her!!! The talent is there.
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Sharon Frances


From:
Kentucky, USA
Post Posted 28 Jul 2017 5:35 am     Re: Young Picker Reply with quote

Kevin Fix wrote:
Great to see!!! Great job!!! She has it in her!!! The talent is there.


Thank you
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Sharon Frances


From:
Kentucky, USA
Post Posted 28 Jul 2017 6:17 am     background music Reply with quote

Any suggestion where can I buy CD for background music "Way to Survive" and "Star Spangled Banner". Appreciate your help
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Don Drummer


From:
West Virginia, USA
Post Posted 30 Jul 2017 12:49 pm     young steel player Reply with quote

This video is so inspiring! I will show it to my grandson.
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Sharon Frances


From:
Kentucky, USA
Post Posted 31 Jul 2017 4:03 pm     Re: young steel player Reply with quote

Don Drummer wrote:
This video is so inspiring! I will show it to my grandson.


Thank you
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Dan Robinson


From:
Colorado, USA
Post Posted 31 Jul 2017 7:14 pm     Re: background music Reply with quote

Sharon Frances wrote:
Any suggestion where can I buy CD for background music "Way to Survive" and "Star Spangled Banner". Appreciate your help


Greg Cutshaw graciously shared a downloadable backing track for "Way to Survive" here:

http://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=103407&highlight=survive

Not sure if I'm talking to Grace or Sharon... hopefully both of you. It's great to have you here.

Sharon, you've got a lot to reasons to be proud of yourself. I can see confidence in your playing. That suggests you're beginning to "get it." That's when the fun starts. Well done!
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Bryan Daste


From:
Portland, Oregon, USA
Post Posted 1 Aug 2017 1:31 am     Reply with quote

Nice job! Especially impressed with her right hand technique. Clean! I think all the suggestions on this thread are great (trying picks, keeping the bar straight, playing with a metronome or backing tracks)...the best thing is, of course, a teacher. John McClung has a great curriculum for beginning players & can teach over Skype. He's at http://www.steelguitarlessons.com/. Keep pickin'!
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Sharon Frances


From:
Kentucky, USA
Post Posted 1 Aug 2017 5:53 pm     Reply with quote

Bryan Daste wrote:
Nice job! Especially impressed with her right hand technique. Clean! I think all the suggestions on this thread are great (trying picks, keeping the bar straight, playing with a metronome or backing tracks)...the best thing is, of course, a teacher. John McClung has a great curriculum for beginning players & can teach over Skype. He's at http://www.steelguitarlessons.com/. Keep pickin'!


Thank you
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Sharon Frances


From:
Kentucky, USA
Post Posted 1 Aug 2017 5:56 pm     Appreciation Reply with quote

My daughter is reading all the comments and suggestion. She's so happy to hear from you guys. I greatly appreciate it. Motives her to do better, She will be starting to combine it with back / rhythm tracks (I guess that what you call it ^_^ ) .

I also convince her to use picks. But she showed me that her finger are small and she not comfortable yet with the picks. Maybe in the future.
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Bryan Daste


From:
Portland, Oregon, USA
Post Posted 2 Aug 2017 2:35 am     Reply with quote

I saw some small sized fingerpicks today at a shop that might work:
https://www.guptillmusic.com/propik-medium-and-small-finger-picks/
I would recommend the options Nickel/silver, split wrap (more comfortable) and small size. Get two for index and middle fingers. This thumbpick is pretty nice too:
https://www.guptillmusic.com/shop-guptill-music/propik-metal-plastic-thumb-pick
Small size, right hand option.
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Sharon Frances


From:
Kentucky, USA
Post Posted 21 Sep 2017 2:31 am     Reply with quote

Bryan Daste wrote:
I saw some small sized fingerpicks today at a shop that might work:
https://www.guptillmusic.com/propik-medium-and-small-finger-picks/
I would recommend the options Nickel/silver, split wrap (more comfortable) and small size. Get two for index and middle fingers. This thumbpick is pretty nice too:
https://www.guptillmusic.com/shop-guptill-music/propik-metal-plastic-thumb-pick
Small size, right hand option.


Thank you, she have some now but she said she's not comfortable with it ^_^
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Henry Matthews


From:
Texarkana, Ark USA
Post Posted 21 Sep 2017 4:58 pm     Reply with quote

Wow is all I can say. She has all the moves down with good technique. I once had a 12 year old student with small fingers and I just cut part of the finger wrap part off so they would fit. She got to doing decent and then just quit because of other interest. Hope your daughter continues because looks like she is well on the way, excellent.
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