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  Topic: Mike Neer 4tet, 1/27 at Barbes in Brooklyn
Mike Neer

Replies: 1
Views: 70

PostForum Section: Event Announcements   Posted: 16 Jan 2019 12:07 pm   Subject: Mike Neer 4tet, 1/27 at Barbes in Brooklyn
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  Topic: Some good non pedal playing - Jason Roberts Band
Mike Neer

Replies: 9
Views: 575

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 11 Jan 2019 6:26 pm   Subject: Some good non pedal playing - Jason Roberts Band
Nice playing indeed.

And interesting picking hand technique.

All with the thumb?

I think this video will shed some light on Dave's technique. He is a hero, man.

https://www.youtube.com/wa ...
  Topic: Some good non pedal playing - Jason Roberts Band
Mike Neer

Replies: 9
Views: 575

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 10 Jan 2019 5:52 pm   Subject: Some good non pedal playing - Jason Roberts Band
That’s Dave Biller, a terrific musician (Biller & Wakefield and much more).
  Topic: Steve Takacs
Mike Neer

Replies: 39
Views: 2787

PostForum Section: Gone Home   Posted: 8 Jan 2019 4:41 am   Subject: Steve Takacs
I’m so sorry to read this. Steve was a really good guy.
  Topic: Are you an imitator or an innovator?
Mike Neer

Replies: 12
Views: 457

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 7 Jan 2019 11:07 am   Subject: Are you an imitator or an innovator?
I don’t think it’s for me to say.
  Topic: Looking for suggestions for playing reso in G minor
Mike Neer

Replies: 16
Views: 774

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 5 Jan 2019 2:57 pm   Subject: Looking for suggestions for playing reso in G minor
Capo 3rd fret for Bb. It would be like playing in Em with no capo.
  Topic: Prioritizing: What Do Newbies Need To Know vs. Not Know?
Mike Neer

Replies: 26
Views: 1562

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 5 Jan 2019 1:10 pm   Subject: Prioritizing: What Do Newbies Need To Know vs. Not Know?
I agree with Tom Young that the non pedal steel has deficiencies and attributes that one should come to terms with to be practical about what non pedal steel can and can't do well. The tuning's that w ...
  Topic: Jimmy Bryant’s tunes for lap steel
Mike Neer

Replies: 5
Views: 826

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 4 Jan 2019 6:48 am   Subject: Jimmy Bryant’s tunes for lap steel


Sorry to hear that...best wishes for fast healing.

Thanks, I’m babying it and keeping it wrapped and icing. It is a lot better than it was (my wife is a great nurse!). It is a strain of the ...
  Topic: Prioritizing: What Do Newbies Need To Know vs. Not Know?
Mike Neer

Replies: 26
Views: 1562

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 3 Jan 2019 9:43 am   Subject: Prioritizing: What Do Newbies Need To Know vs. Not Know?


After much thought I realized I'd broken one of my main principles: Respect what the instrument is and isn't. I was trying to transfer guitar skills to lap steel; Travis picking, boom-chick, slide ...
  Topic: Jimmy Bryant’s tunes for lap steel
Mike Neer

Replies: 5
Views: 826

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 2 Jan 2019 8:36 am   Subject: Jimmy Bryant’s tunes for lap steel
Actually, I’ve been binging on arranging Jimmy Bryant heads for a few days now and have done a few, including Pickin’ Peppers and Bryant’s Bounce, which are a blast.

I injured my left hand pr ...
  Topic: Prioritizing: What Do Newbies Need To Know vs. Not Know?
Mike Neer

Replies: 26
Views: 1562

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 1 Jan 2019 10:01 pm   Subject: Prioritizing: What Do Newbies Need To Know vs. Not Know?
Tom, everyone is different and has different goals and skillsets that they bring to the table. The best way to learn is by studying the way the masters played the instrument, just to get an understan ...
  Topic: Pick Noise Help Needed
Mike Neer

Replies: 10
Views: 751

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 31 Dec 2018 1:30 pm   Subject: Pick Noise Help Needed
Brad, what kind of guitar are you playing? Are you picking right above the pickup? Does your picking technique result in a lot of finger movement to the point where the picks are banging on the stri ...
  Topic: The Only Steel Player in Space? Blind WJ
Mike Neer

Replies: 17
Views: 1095

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 31 Dec 2018 8:24 am   Subject: The Only Steel Player in Space? Blind WJ
The overwhelming majority of those with deep knowledge about Blind Willie (well, as deep as one can be, since there is so much mystery) are of the opinion that he played with a pocket knife. I am not ...
  Topic: Jimmy Bryant’s tunes for lap steel
Mike Neer

Replies: 5
Views: 826

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 30 Dec 2018 10:05 pm   Subject: Jimmy Bryant’s tunes for lap steel
I was practicing for a gig and got totally sidetracked by a strong desire to learn this great Jimmy Bryant tune, The Night Rider. I transcribed it and laid it out for C13 tuning and then transposed i ...
  Topic: The Only Steel Player in Space? Blind WJ
Mike Neer

Replies: 17
Views: 1095

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 28 Dec 2018 7:42 am   Subject: The Only Steel Player in Space? Blind WJ
I’ve yet to hear anything played with a slide or bar that surpasses it.
  Topic: Mike Neer 4tet with Ben Monder 12/30 Brooklyn
Mike Neer

Replies: 4
Views: 476

PostForum Section: Event Announcements   Posted: 26 Dec 2018 2:58 pm   Subject: Mike Neer 4tet with Ben Monder 12/30 Brooklyn
Thanks, Susan. I'm really looking forward to playing with Ben Monder. He is such a monster and I am totally leaving things open to go wherever they may that evening.
  Topic: Time Warp Tophands, Part 1... thanks Mike Neer
Mike Neer

Replies: 9
Views: 606

PostForum Section: Steel on the Web   Posted: 24 Dec 2018 5:59 am   Subject: Time Warp Tophands, Part 1... thanks Mike Neer
Thanks for the info, David. Such a great band and all of them are gone.
  Topic: Fender Stringmaster with pedal conversion and a story....
Mike Neer

Replies: 24
Views: 4866

PostForum Section: Pedal Steel   Posted: 18 Dec 2018 8:51 pm   Subject: Fender Stringmaster with pedal conversion and a story....
That is a cool story, Tim, thanks for the update.

I have modded many things in my life, from numerous guitars to houses, to amps to cars, etc. We make them our own with the intention of getting wh ...
  Topic: Melbert Milestone
Mike Neer

Replies: 8
Views: 635

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 5 Dec 2018 12:56 pm   Subject: Melbert Milestone
That’s great, Bob. Congratulations. You are a good man and people think well of you and your steels. Here’s to another 400!
  Topic: Speedy’s Bigsby in Wilsonville, OR 11/29, 6-9pm
Mike Neer

Replies: 15
Views: 1475

PostForum Section: Event Announcements   Posted: 29 Nov 2018 5:32 am   Subject: Speedy’s Bigsby in Wilsonville, OR 11/29, 6-9pm
This is so exciting! Congratulations on the magnificent restoration. Wish I could be there for this.
  Topic: Mike Neer 4tet with Ben Monder 12/30 Brooklyn
Mike Neer

Replies: 4
Views: 476

PostForum Section: Event Announcements   Posted: 28 Nov 2018 4:26 pm   Subject: Mike Neer 4tet with Ben Monder 12/30 Brooklyn
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  Topic: Seasonal way to learn your intervals :)
Mike Neer

Replies: 5
Views: 592

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 28 Nov 2018 12:04 pm   Subject: Seasonal way to learn your intervals :)
That’s a keeper.
  Topic: Del Grace loss of his mother
Mike Neer

Replies: 30
Views: 1158

PostForum Section: Gone Home   Posted: 27 Nov 2018 7:51 pm   Subject: Del Grace loss of his mother
I'm sorry for your loss. She will always be with you.
  Topic: A John Scofield-inspired take on Oleo
Mike Neer

Replies: 13
Views: 672

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 25 Nov 2018 5:52 pm   Subject: A John Scofield-inspired take on Oleo
Your fluidity sounds synth-like!

What I’m doing there is very keyboard-like, comparable to the way an organ player might play a fast run.
  Topic: A John Scofield-inspired take on Oleo
Mike Neer

Replies: 13
Views: 672

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 24 Nov 2018 9:23 am   Subject: A John Scofield-inspired take on Oleo
Wild. Definitely has that "Still Warm" Scofield pitch twist thing happening (Without the nasty ProCo bark). Not your everyday CE-2 sound, though. I'm more on the dry, angular side of thing ...
 
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