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Erv Niehaus


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Post Posted 23 Apr 2017 5:52 am     Reply with quote

Doug,
I did it the other way around, straight steel and then pedal. Very Happy
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Michael James


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La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA
Post Posted 23 Apr 2017 6:54 am     Reply with quote

Hey Doug, That is a really good song you wrote and played! If you ever tab it out please let me know. I would love to work it up.
Thanks,
mj
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Doug Beaumier


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Northampton, MA
Post Posted 23 Apr 2017 9:44 am     Reply with quote

Thanks all, I just did Tablature for the song and put it my blog --click it---> http://playsteelguitar.com/moontide-video-tablature/
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Jeff Garden


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Center Sandwich, New Hampshire, USA
Post Posted 23 Apr 2017 10:28 am     Reply with quote

Thanks for the tab, Doug! This is one of the best original steel instrumentals I've heard in quite a while...beautiful song and great playing Smile
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Michael James


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Post Posted 23 Apr 2017 10:34 am     Reply with quote

Thanks Doug! Very Happy
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Bo Parker


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Alabama, USA
Post Posted 23 Apr 2017 1:13 pm     Reply with quote

Thank you for the tab Smile

Great tune.
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Doug Beaumier


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Northampton, MA
Post Posted 23 Apr 2017 2:41 pm     Reply with quote

The first thing I noticed after doing the tablature... the tab looks fairly simple, but the sound produced is very full. In other words, the tab shows no bar slants, no difficult parts to play. I think that says a lot for B11 tuning. Playing some of these chords on a 6th tuning would require split slants or maybe 3-string slants. You get a lot of rich chords from this tuning without much work.
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Michael James


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Post Posted 23 Apr 2017 4:52 pm     Reply with quote

Doug Beaumier wrote:
You get a lot of rich chords from this tuning without much work.


I completely agree. I play steel guitar with a female singer who does a lot of trad country.
I use the 11 tuning on these songs so far:

All My Ex's Live in Texas
Anytime (Your Feel Lonely)
Crazy
Lovesick Blues
Sweet Georgia Brown
Walking After Midnight

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Jim Smerk


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Ohio, USA
Post Posted 23 Apr 2017 9:49 pm     Reply with quote

Again, I take my hat off to ya Mr. Doug, just a sweet outstanding track! Cool
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Marino Galli


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Post Posted 24 Apr 2017 1:08 am     Reply with quote

Thanks Doug for your good advices and to inspire me to have a third neck with B11 !!!!
PS:- As Always = WONDERFUL SOUND & TOUCH !!! Very Happy
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Andy Volk


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Boston, MA
Post Posted 24 Apr 2017 1:27 am     Reply with quote

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the tab looks fairly simple, but the sound produced is very full.


You said a mouthful, Doug! Awesome tune and beautifully thought out. As Joe Pass said, "It's not about playing hard things or technical things, it's about playing music."

If B11th tuning can help you express your music and touch people with less technical effort that is certainly an advantage. For the right tune, B11th is untouchable in the richness and timbre it provides with just 6 strings.
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Erv Niehaus


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Post Posted 24 Apr 2017 7:44 am     Reply with quote

Doug,
Do you ever play B11th on an 8 string guitar?
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Doug Beaumier


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Northampton, MA
Post Posted 24 Apr 2017 7:56 am     Reply with quote

Yes, below is the 8-string B11 version I use occasionally. I've seen other versions with the low A and B reversed, but I haven't explored it enough to know what the advantages are.


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Erv Niehaus


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Post Posted 24 Apr 2017 8:57 am     Reply with quote

Do you know the tuning Jerry Byrd used for 8 string B11th?
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Doug Beaumier


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Northampton, MA
Post Posted 24 Apr 2017 10:22 am     Reply with quote

I think Jerry played 7-string B11. I have some of his hand written B11 tab somewhere (I'll have to find it). I'm pretty sure the tab is for 7-string. More later.
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Erv Niehaus


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Post Posted 24 Apr 2017 11:16 am     Reply with quote

Doug,
It appears that on the YouTube video of Jerry playing "Sand", he's playing it on an 8 string neck.
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Doug Beaumier


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Northampton, MA
Post Posted 24 Apr 2017 6:27 pm     Reply with quote

Erv, I think JB evolved on his B11 tuning over the years. In his prime he played a 7-string version, as listed on John Ely's site:

E
C#
A
F#
D#
C#
B

Jerry insisted that 7 strings are necessary to get the full potential of B11. That was probably true for him because of how he played, so masterfully! But we mere mortals can make do on the 6-string version IMO. I do have some 6-string B11 tab written by Jerry, and there is no B (no root) in the tuning. It's interesting that he chose to have two C# strings (octaves) instead of a low B in his 6-string version.

That video of "Sand" is from late in his career, in Hawaii, playing his D-8 that Shot Jackson made for him. I'll bet that the additional string is a low A, like what I listed in my post above. The only question is... did he put the A on string 8 or 7? I've seen it both ways. Jerry liked low, fat chord voicings, and that low A would have given him a low B9 chord and B7 chord.
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Erv Niehaus


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Post Posted 25 Apr 2017 6:48 am     Reply with quote

Thanks, Doug Very Happy
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Bosse Engzell


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�ppelbo, SWEDEN
Post Posted 27 Apr 2017 7:12 am     Reply with quote

Thanks Doug,

I just download the TAB and backing track.

Bosse in Sweden
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Doug Beaumier


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Northampton, MA
Post Posted 27 Apr 2017 7:40 am     Reply with quote

I'm glad that folks are downloading the tab and enjoying it. I look forward to hearing other recordings of the tune in the future.

Here's a link to all of the B11 material on my web site ---> http://playsteelguitar.com/tag/b11-tuning/
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