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  Topic: Back Neck Blues
Fred Treece

Replies: 7
Views: 420

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 17 Dec 2018 5:39 pm   Subject: Back Neck Blues
”Back Neck Blues”... not a bad name for a tune.
  Topic: E knee lever question
Fred Treece

Replies: 5
Views: 203

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 17 Dec 2018 5:26 pm   Subject: E knee lever question
Do you have a lever that lowers the E’s (strings 4 & 8 ) a half step? I believe that would be your E lever. It seems more common now to just refer to the levers as LKL, LKR, etc. probably to sav ...
  Topic: iStrobosoft Tuner - bad results
Fred Treece

Replies: 2
Views: 109

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 17 Dec 2018 9:46 am   Subject: iStrobosoft Tuner - bad results
I downloaded the the app and the sweetener to my iPad and connected my guitar using the Peterson adapter cable. Proceeded tuning the open strings using SE9. I thought things were sounding funny while ...
  Topic: iStrobosoft PSG Tuning Sweetener - bad result
Fred Treece

Replies: 3
Views: 235

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 16 Dec 2018 2:11 pm   Subject: iStrobosoft PSG Tuning Sweetener - bad result
Nope, no temperament offset. Pretty disappointing to spend the extra$ for something that appears to be useless.

I am interested in setting up my own sweetener scheme though. I think the first step ...
  Topic: iStrobosoft PSG Tuning Sweetener - bad result
Fred Treece

Replies: 3
Views: 235

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 16 Dec 2018 12:43 pm   Subject: iStrobosoft PSG Tuning Sweetener - bad result
I downloaded the the app and the sweetener to my iPad and connected up using the Peterson adapter cable. Proceeded tuning the open strings using SE9. I thought things were sounding funny while tuning, ...
  Topic: What to play
Fred Treece

Replies: 25
Views: 1543

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 16 Dec 2018 10:30 am   Subject: What to play
This:
The only trick is that you need to be able to play what you hear in your head.
What if you don’t hear anything in your head? If you are on the bandstand and the song is unexpected and unfam ...
  Topic: Giant Steps explained
Fred Treece

Replies: 13
Views: 747

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 12 Dec 2018 1:11 pm   Subject: Giant Steps explained
But when it came to the really crazy modern jazz (which, to my mind, starts with Giant Steps), I eventually found that I didn't really like it enough to warrant all the hard mental work and study of l ...
  Topic: The minor scale and its chords
Fred Treece

Replies: 6
Views: 383

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 12 Dec 2018 10:54 am   Subject: The minor scale and its chords
If the tune is in true harmonic minor, and the 1-4-5 chords are Im-IVm-V7, then the harmonic minor scale is absolutely going to work.

If you want to give your dominant seventh scales a jazz twist, ...
  Topic: Improvisation
Fred Treece

Replies: 16
Views: 1059

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 12 Dec 2018 9:37 am   Subject: Improvisation
Sonny, Paul Franklin posted some enlightening comments in this thread.
https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=331172&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

“Intervallic” and ...
  Topic: Niche Topic: Approaching an unknown piece of sheet music.
Fred Treece

Replies: 6
Views: 311

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 11 Dec 2018 10:32 am   Subject: Niche Topic: Approaching an unknown piece of sheet music.
I used to do this a lot with classical guitar music. I have never been a fan or a formal student, so the pieces were not familiar by ear.

I followed a “chunking” system. After reading through t ...
  Topic: The minor scale and its chords
Fred Treece

Replies: 6
Views: 383

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 11 Dec 2018 1:03 am   Subject: Re: The minor scale and its chords
If a minor scale includes the major seventh, why is the flat seventh dominant?

I agree with the information in the previous responses, but... It’s like, here is the answer to the question we thi ...
  Topic: I wish amp knobs did not have numbers
Fred Treece

Replies: 26
Views: 1123

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 10 Dec 2018 12:07 pm   Subject: I wish amp knobs did not have numbers
I recently played guitar at a house party. My friend let me use his Blues Jr. amp, which I had zero experience with. Plugged straight in, no FX. After being disappointed with every magic setting I had ...
  Topic: Which Player(S) Inspire You To Practice?
Fred Treece

Replies: 152
Views: 38160

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 9 Dec 2018 11:33 am   Subject: Which Player(S) Inspire You To Practice?
All of the usual suspects, of course. But I also get inspired by lesson material, especially Joe Wright’s and Paul Sutherland’s. And there are always lesser known local players who may not be cons ...
  Topic: Chord name?
Fred Treece

Replies: 19
Views: 984

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 8 Dec 2018 9:11 pm   Subject: Chord name?
It’s all in how you want to voice the chord. There are certainly lots of ways to alter a V7, using the tritone principle or otherwise.

For the ending of What A Wonderful World, the bass is on the ...
  Topic: Do heavier guitars sustain better?
Fred Treece

Replies: 3
Views: 423

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 8 Dec 2018 12:12 pm   Subject: Do heavier guitars sustain better?
Sustain relies on the structure not dissipating too much energy from the vibrating strings. A well-built light guitar will sustain better than an indifferent heavy one. My Williams U12 is a miracle of ...
  Topic: PF Christmas Instrumentals
Fred Treece

Replies: 4
Views: 1002

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 5 Dec 2018 2:25 pm   Subject: PF Christmas Instrumentals
That’s about as good a teaser tune as there ever was. Thanks for the early Christmas present, Paul!

I enjoyed reading the blog post of how it was recorded too, and relieved to know that there was ...
  Topic: Peace be with you
Fred Treece

Replies: 14
Views: 977

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 5 Dec 2018 9:21 am   Subject: Peace be with you
This forum is an example of how we can find a common ground on some things and be the better for it, even though we may strongly disagree on other things. And that approach can work for other parts o ...
  Topic: Rusty Young - Live 1969
Fred Treece

Replies: 3
Views: 416

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 4 Dec 2018 9:28 am   Subject: Rusty Young - Live 1969
Definitely an awkward time. At least when Richie left, he knew the band was still going to be able to maintain the standard he set for it, with writing, playing, and vocals fully covered. Randy Meisne ...
  Topic: Rusty Young with Jimmy Messina
Fred Treece

Replies: 16
Views: 712

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 3 Dec 2018 10:22 am   Subject: Rusty Young with Jimmy Messina
Thanks, Jim. It’s A Good Feelin To Know those songs from Early Times can still Make Me A Smile.
  Topic: head time vs. seat time
Fred Treece

Replies: 15
Views: 838

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 2 Dec 2018 1:56 pm   Subject: head time vs. seat time
I agree with you, David Pierce. Hearing something in your head and imagining how to play it is a skill (a gift?) that is as valuable as being able to sit down and actually play it. That is the essence ...
  Topic: Half stop on Pedal A?
Fred Treece

Replies: 14
Views: 875

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 2 Dec 2018 11:30 am   Subject: Half stop on Pedal A?
Thank you all for explaining this. I have a half-stop on a lever, and I can understand how having one on the A pedal might interfere with its effectiveness when trying to fully engage it.

Acknowle ...
  Topic: Half stop on Pedal A?
Fred Treece

Replies: 14
Views: 875

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 1 Dec 2018 11:55 am   Subject: Half stop on Pedal A?
Bob, as much as I lust for that vertical lever, it is not possible on my guitar. And that A+B+V change still seems like having to fly to Tulsa and Omaha just to get the cheap fare to St. Louis. I thin ...
  Topic: Half stop on Pedal A?
Fred Treece

Replies: 14
Views: 875

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 1 Dec 2018 11:20 am   Subject: Half stop on Pedal A?
Thanks, Bob. I was wondering if half stops on pedals were even a possibility. There seem to be as many uses for the half tone raise on 5 & 10 as the full raise, so I’ll just keep plugging away o ...
  Topic: Half stop on Pedal A?
Fred Treece

Replies: 14
Views: 875

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 1 Dec 2018 10:33 am   Subject: Half stop on Pedal A?
Is it possible? Is there a mechanical reason why it is not a standard E9 change?
  Topic: Positions that are exactly the same using AB or BC:
Fred Treece

Replies: 9
Views: 850

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 29 Nov 2018 10:18 am   Subject: Positions that are exactly the same using AB or BC:
Pete, recently you have made some of conceptual observations that make so much sense that they should seem obvious, yet they are not. In another post, you said something to the effect that E9 tuning i ...
 
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