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  Topic: How do you approach a brand new tuning
Andy Volk

Replies: 8
Views: 409

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 23 Feb 2018 2:13 am   Subject: How do you approach a brand new tuning
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When looking at a new tuning, I follow Doug's approach. Additionally, when you learn something on a given tunin ...
  Topic: Dom7 vs. Maj7
Andy Volk

Replies: 11
Views: 646

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 22 Feb 2018 3:58 pm   Subject: Dom7 vs. Maj7
Most of the band America's 1970s hits would not exist without the major 7th chord.
  Topic: Susan Alcorn & Mary Halvorson - at The Stone, NYC - August 7
Andy Volk

Replies: 1
Views: 156

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 19 Feb 2018 2:46 pm   Subject: Susan Alcorn & Mary Halvorson - at The Stone, NYC - August 7
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l187khHMzIs

Susan Alcorn has been taking the steel into new territory for many years. Mary is one of the best of a new crop of jazz guitarists whose ears are wide op ...
  Topic: Sol Ho'opi'i Sacred Recordings
Andy Volk

Replies: 11
Views: 895

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 18 Feb 2018 7:14 pm   Subject: Sol Ho'opi'i Sacred Recordings
I missed that as well
  Topic: Bugle Call Rag lick
Andy Volk

Replies: 0
Views: 180

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 17 Feb 2018 9:04 am   Subject: Bugle Call Rag lick
Here's a classic kickoff for a swing blues in G (in single note + harmonized versions) from clarinetist Benny Goodman in C6th and Dobro G tunings. It's a piece of cake in Dobro G: http://picosong.com/ ...
  Topic: Sol Ho'opi'i Sacred Recordings
Andy Volk

Replies: 11
Views: 895

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 16 Feb 2018 2:24 pm   Subject: Sol Ho'opi'i Sacred Recordings
I can never get past the first minute of any one of those songs. The memory of Sol in his swinging prime is too strong.
  Topic: Good C6 solos to transcribe?
Andy Volk

Replies: 20
Views: 819

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 16 Feb 2018 3:40 am   Subject: Good C6 solos to transcribe?
Paul, much of what Joaquin played in his earlier work fits perfectly on 6-strings.

Andy, I'm a better transcriber now than I was a few years ago. I took another listen and I think this more accurat ...
  Topic: Good C6 solos to transcribe?
Andy Volk

Replies: 20
Views: 819

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 15 Feb 2018 6:42 am   Subject: Good C6 solos to transcribe?
If you want to understand the iconic moves in C6th tuning, there are several avenues I'd recommend.

First, learn some of Jerry Byrd's song arrangements. JB invented C6th and his playing demonstrate ...
  Topic: Good C6 solos to transcribe?
Andy Volk

Replies: 20
Views: 819

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 14 Feb 2018 5:15 am   Subject: Good C6 solos to transcribe?
Corrected JM Murphey lick over the changes to Night and Day:

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  Topic: Good C6 solos to transcribe?
Andy Volk

Replies: 20
Views: 819

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 13 Feb 2018 5:00 pm   Subject: Good C6 solos to transcribe?
Levi, that one is on my list to do too! Smile
  Topic: Help me design a console steel
Andy Volk

Replies: 6
Views: 463

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 12 Feb 2018 2:28 pm   Subject: Help me design a console steel
Smile

Take a look at the kit parts from Georgeboards, Paul. You can assemble a double neck using the wood of your choice for a very reasonable cost if you're at all handy (unlike me).
  Topic: RIP Tom Wheeler (writer & longtime GP Magazine editor)
Andy Volk

Replies: 8
Views: 631

PostForum Section: Gone Home   Posted: 12 Feb 2018 12:40 pm   Subject: RIP Tom Wheeler (writer & longtime GP Magazine editor)
How many of us folks who were crazy about the guitar were influenced by Tom's writing and editing in our formative years? The number is incalculable. Thanks, Tom for your books, great taste and for ki ...
  Topic: Robin Nolan's Gypsy Jazz intro - open D tuning
Andy Volk

Replies: 1
Views: 304

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 10 Feb 2018 6:12 am   Subject: Robin Nolan's Gypsy Jazz intro - open D tuning
I've admired gypsy jazz guitarist Robin Nolan for a number of years for his style built on taste and melodicism versus the fire-breathing, high-octane approach of some Gypsy jazzers. He has a series o ...
  Topic: Antoine Boyer - Sound of Silence
Andy Volk

Replies: 1
Views: 247

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 9 Feb 2018 6:16 pm   Subject: Antoine Boyer - Sound of Silence
An amazing young talent. This is one of the most effortlessly musical performances I've seen in a while.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=195&v=ZW6ahT12-P8
  Topic: JayDee Maness talks/demos playing on Tears in Heaven
Andy Volk

Replies: 1
Views: 421

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 9 Feb 2018 12:37 pm   Subject: JayDee Maness talks/demos playing on Tears in Heaven
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCchbMrTy8A
  Topic: Are you a ..... noodler?
Andy Volk

Replies: 4
Views: 482

PostForum Section: Funny and Fun   Posted: 9 Feb 2018 10:38 am   Subject: Are you a ..... noodler?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeuWNkDytrU

I prefer my noodling with pesto and parmesan.
  Topic: Help Me Learn More About Steel Players!
Andy Volk

Replies: 8
Views: 571

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 8 Feb 2018 6:05 am   Subject: Help Me Learn More About Steel Players!
With all humility, might I suggest .....

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  Topic: This guy looks familiar!
Andy Volk

Replies: 10
Views: 899

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 2 Feb 2018 4:04 am   Subject: This guy looks familiar!
Yeah, he looks quite bored.
  Topic: What Was The Best Compliment You Received
Andy Volk

Replies: 31
Views: 1455

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 2 Feb 2018 2:18 am   Subject: What Was The Best Compliment You Received
My wife said, "Hey - I can actually recognize that one!"
  Topic: Tuning for the classic song "Sand."
Andy Volk

Replies: 22
Views: 719

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 1 Feb 2018 6:47 am   Subject: Tuning for the classic song "Sand."
JB must have just gotten Meg and K mixed up.

From a post off the Seymour Duncan BB .......

Lower value pots cause more treble to be bled to the ground. They also have a tendency to smooth out t ...
  Topic: Tuning for the classic song "Sand."
Andy Volk

Replies: 22
Views: 719

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 31 Jan 2018 2:32 pm   Subject: Tuning for the classic song "Sand."
Mark and I had a discussion off ine but I thought I'd share my answer to the group FYI:

Jerry is using his foot-controlled volume pedal to swell the notes and remove the upfront attack on the note. ...
  Topic: Tuning for the classic song "Sand."
Andy Volk

Replies: 22
Views: 719

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 31 Jan 2018 11:11 am   Subject: Tuning for the classic song "Sand."
Byrd arranged it in B11th and in A9th (A A C E G B C# E ).

Basil's informative tab: http://www.waikiki-islanders.com/assets/SAND%20TAB%20ALL.pdf
  Topic: Transcribing Tips and tricks
Andy Volk

Replies: 20
Views: 869

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 30 Jan 2018 9:18 am   Subject: Transcribing Tips and tricks
No, it IS scary!
  Topic: Transcribing Tips and tricks
Andy Volk

Replies: 20
Views: 869

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 30 Jan 2018 4:50 am   Subject: Transcribing Tips and tricks
Sincere thanks for your insights Guy and thanks for all your kindness.
  Topic: Transcribing Tips and tricks
Andy Volk

Replies: 20
Views: 869

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 29 Jan 2018 8:02 am   Subject: Transcribing Tips and tricks
There are a couple apps that do that - like Chordify - for one example. None of them, in my experience, are 100% right once you move beyond the simplest of harmonies but they will get you in the ballp ...
 
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