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  Topic: Giant Steps by John Coltrane video on YouTube
John Alexander

Replies: 13
Views: 849

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 27 Apr 2018 12:03 am   Subject: Giant Steps by John Coltrane video on YouTube
Very good!
  Topic: Herb at Austin Steel Co-Op, Feb 2015
John Alexander

Replies: 12
Views: 1297

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 21 Feb 2018 1:48 am   Subject: Herb at Austin Steel Co-Op, Feb 2015
Very nice set, good playing all around, the sound is easy on the ears, the tune selections are nice. Where do I ever hear In a Mellow Tone or I Can't Give You Anything But Love, let alone on steel gu ...
  Topic: Can anybody figure out this copedent? It's crazy!!!
John Alexander

Replies: 5
Views: 731

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 11 Feb 2018 4:29 pm   Subject: Can anybody figure out this copedent? It's crazy!!!
Bud Carter played a modified version of Bb6 because of a problem rotating left foot. That may very well be one of his old guitars,,,last one I saw that he had was black.

That's interesting - if th ...
  Topic: Can anybody figure out this copedent? It's crazy!!!
John Alexander

Replies: 5
Views: 731

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 11 Feb 2018 1:09 pm   Subject: Can anybody figure out this copedent? It's crazy!!!
Much of it (maybe all) could make sense as a Bb6 tuning. For example, if the changes on V and RKL are all half steps, those are standard Maurice Anderson Bb6 knee levers. Same with LKR, at least the ...
  Topic: Playin' with Myself: Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
John Alexander

Replies: 9
Views: 737

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 16 Jan 2018 12:49 am   Subject: Playin' with Myself: Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
Lotsa nice stuff going on there! Very well done - thanks for posting it.
  Topic: Blue Bayou Steel Solo
John Alexander

Replies: 4
Views: 1227

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 19 Nov 2017 11:03 pm   Subject: Blue Bayou Steel Solo
i enjoyed it Smile
  Topic: Instructors input desired regarding Ext. E9
John Alexander

Replies: 15
Views: 1172

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 31 Oct 2017 11:32 pm   Subject: Re: Instructors input desired regarding Ext. E9

My music back ground is classically trained piano (some horns, no guitar). I read music (weak on chords but studying) and am constantly translating the tabulature in these books to piano keyboard in ...
  Topic: Please help me improve!
John Alexander

Replies: 18
Views: 1643

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 26 Oct 2017 12:05 pm   Subject: Please help me improve!
Very nicely done!
  Topic: Dissertation finished
John Alexander

Replies: 33
Views: 4292

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 23 Oct 2017 3:39 pm   Subject: Dissertation finished
Me too!
  Topic: Melody
John Alexander

Replies: 8
Views: 1205

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 23 Oct 2017 11:34 am   Subject: Melody
Thanks for the reply so fast , take this song (take these chains from my heart) e g c c d e g f e d according to what im thinking here is that to make this melody into traids you would use the c ...
  Topic: Modes
John Alexander

Replies: 9
Views: 1588

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 10 Oct 2017 5:55 pm   Subject: Modes
Much in-depth information on modes and practically every other musical topic is available (free) on Rick Beato's YouTube site. He's done a video on each of the usual modes, and some I've never heard ...
  Topic: Any One use ear protection?
John Alexander

Replies: 31
Views: 3193

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 3 Sep 2017 2:25 pm   Subject: Any One use ear protection?
Unfortunately, by the time the hearing loss/tinnitus sets in at a noticeable level, it's already irreversible, although not too late to protect what what you still have left.

The fact that I've nev ...
  Topic: Age related question re speed picking
John Alexander

Replies: 17
Views: 1841

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 3 Sep 2017 1:45 pm   Subject: Re: Age related question re speed picking
anyone here over 50 able to make any progress with fast staccato picking . . . . ?

Yes. At age 60 I started playing steel again after a 28-year break. This time I switched from palm blocking to ...
  Topic: Jazz/Fusion Pedal Steel
John Alexander

Replies: 13
Views: 2789

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 15 Aug 2017 12:23 pm   Subject: Jazz/Fusion Pedal Steel
Good!
  Topic: WTB: Peavey LTD 400 amp
John Alexander

Replies: 6
Views: 953

PostForum Section: For Sale: Amps and Accessories   Posted: 20 Jul 2017 11:54 am   Subject: WTB: Peavey LTD 400 amp
Private message sent.
  Topic: C6 -- P5, P6, P7 Together
John Alexander

Replies: 8
Views: 1092

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 29 Jun 2017 4:27 pm   Subject: C6 -- P5, P6, P7 Together
Thinking of P5 and P6 as making a diminished 7th chord on strings 3 to 8, P7 provides harmonic color tones or melodic tones that can be used with the diminished chord, much as P7 is used with the no-p ...
  Topic: Explain this Emmons move
John Alexander

Replies: 8
Views: 1510

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 23 May 2017 4:25 pm   Subject: Explain this Emmons move
I hear a VIaug7 and see his left thigh move up and down again. Then the II13.

Yes. Up three frets (not two) from the no-pedal position with the 5th string lowered a half step gives the VIaug7 on ...
  Topic: Good rhythm exercises?
John Alexander

Replies: 14
Views: 2071

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 16 May 2017 11:45 pm   Subject: Good rhythm exercises?
Two together at the most. And that is exactly how I would start using an exercise schedule like this.

I agree - that's the kind of approach I would take, and have taken. As Jim Palenscar explained ...
  Topic: Good rhythm exercises?
John Alexander

Replies: 14
Views: 2071

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 15 May 2017 1:11 am   Subject: Re: Good rhythm exercises?
Does anyone here have any good rhythm exercises?

Yes, below are some rhythmic phrases that you can use in practicing scales and arpeggios, to learn to shift back and forth between triplets and stra ...
  Topic: Good rhythm exercises?
John Alexander

Replies: 14
Views: 2071

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 11 May 2017 4:24 pm   Subject: Good rhythm exercises?
What I'd like is to be able to "internalize" all the different rhythm combinations that exist . . .

My suggestion: Get a copy of Rhythmic Training by Robert Starer (under $10 via Amazon) ...
  Topic: lonnie bells big country show 1982??
John Alexander

Replies: 11
Views: 3777

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 25 Apr 2017 8:29 pm   Subject: lonnie bells big country show 1982??
Just a few days ago my wife and I were talking about Homer Simon. This is sad news indeed. Sad
  Topic: Tuning and excel keyless u 12
John Alexander

Replies: 1
Views: 401

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 23 Apr 2017 10:53 am   Subject: Tuning and excel keyless u 12
On mine it is done using an Allen wrench (metric).
  Topic: Rick Beato's "Everything Music" Videos
John Alexander

Replies: 0
Views: 698

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 21 Apr 2017 11:06 pm   Subject: Rick Beato's "Everything Music" Videos
When I saw Forumite Rick Schmidt at the Phoenix show in January of this year, one of the first things he said to me was something like "Have you checked out Rick Beato's videos on YouTube?" ...
  Topic: Who Was The Guy That Was Posting Progress Reports?
John Alexander

Replies: 3
Views: 1142

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 13 Apr 2017 6:58 pm   Subject: Who Was The Guy That Was Posting Progress Reports?
Are you thinking of Tim Vandeville? He was giving ongoing reports on learning to play PSG, beginning in 2012 - see here:

http://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=233356&postdays=0&po ...
  Topic: Jody Cameron
John Alexander

Replies: 14
Views: 1964

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 20 Mar 2017 12:06 am   Subject: Jody Cameron
+1 Congratulations!!
 
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