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  Topic: Jr Brown - Coconut Grove
Mike Neer

Replies: 2
Views: 42

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 25 Apr 2019 3:45 am   Subject: Jr Brown - Coconut Grove
I can really hear a lot of Buddy Charleton influence in his playing here.

I fell in love with Junior's voice first when I bought the Ry Cooder soundtrack to "Trespass". A version of &quo ...
  Topic: Dave Samuels
Mike Neer

Replies: 1
Views: 121

PostForum Section: Gone Home   Posted: 24 Apr 2019 12:24 pm   Subject: Dave Samuels
Many of my musical and personal connections have ties to Dave, whether as a bandmate or student, and he touched each and every one them profoundly.
  Topic: Picking hand placement
Mike Neer

Replies: 9
Views: 348

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 24 Apr 2019 5:18 am   Subject: Picking hand placement
I actually remove the hand rests, pickup covers or whatever you might call it to enable complete control over the strings. As far as I’m concerned, every element of picking influences tone and so i ...
  Topic: Wanted: Set Of Rickenbacher Lap Steel Plates
Mike Neer

Replies: 5
Views: 147

PostForum Section: Wanted To Buy   Posted: 23 Apr 2019 10:13 am   Subject: Wanted: Set Of Rickenbacher Lap Steel Plates
You can have the white plastic plates chromed. I actually own a B6 that had this done and it looks great.
  Topic: Did Buddy Emmons ruin the Pedal Steel?
Mike Neer

Replies: 106
Views: 3651

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 22 Apr 2019 1:32 pm   Subject: Did Buddy Emmons ruin the Pedal Steel?
Did Django ruin Gypsy Jazz? No, but his myth stopped it dead in its tracks.


How could he ruin something he created--something that didn't exist before him?
  Topic: Snippets of C13 plus looper
Mike Neer

Replies: 4
Views: 334

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 21 Apr 2019 5:07 pm   Subject: Snippets of C13 plus looper
Really cool! Thanks for posting this Mike. I always enjoy your playing.

Thanks, Joe.
  Topic: Snippets of C13 plus looper
Mike Neer

Replies: 4
Views: 334

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 19 Apr 2019 2:37 pm   Subject: Snippets of C13 plus looper
Here are a few short videos I made for fun this week, usually at the request of friends. All played in C13 and with a cheap Boss looper. The guitar is an old Clinesmith prototype that I love.
Tunes ...
  Topic: Jazz guitar style comping with C13 tuning (Jules Ah See)
Mike Neer

Replies: 8
Views: 550

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 15 Apr 2019 6:32 pm   Subject: Jazz guitar style comping with C13 tuning (Jules Ah See)
Yes, Ian, it is intentional, but the cycle can also be thought of as Gb7, F7, E7, Eb7 etc. it’s really all just a chromatic descending tritone interval. You can choose which bass notes to attach t ...
  Topic: David Phillips Pedal Steel with Metallica
Mike Neer

Replies: 10
Views: 573

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 15 Apr 2019 5:15 am   Subject: David Phillips Pedal Steel with Metallica
David is the man. Before we became acquainted, I found out he played on one of my all-time favorites records: Tom Waits's 'Bone Machine'.
  Topic: Lap steel DVD or streaming lesson recommendations
Mike Neer

Replies: 7
Views: 324

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 14 Apr 2019 7:41 pm   Subject: Re: Lap steel DVD or streaming lesson recommendations
m hoping someone will have a suggestion for Lap Steel instruction that is more Americana centric.

Jim, I don’t really think what you’re looking for exists, but if you were to spend some time ge ...
  Topic: Jazz guitar style comping with C13 tuning (Jules Ah See)
Mike Neer

Replies: 8
Views: 550

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 14 Apr 2019 1:09 pm   Subject: Jazz guitar style comping with C13 tuning (Jules Ah See)
I use a .068 for my low C.
  Topic: Jazz guitar style comping with C13 tuning (Jules Ah See)
Mike Neer

Replies: 8
Views: 550

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 13 Apr 2019 8:21 am   Subject: Jazz guitar style comping with C13 tuning (Jules Ah See)
I believe the Jules Ah See C13 is unique in the sense that one can approximate jazz guitar style comping with it. I've been exploring it for a while and I believe with a good knowledge of functional ...
  Topic: Just got my 2nd Lap steel looking other tuning
Mike Neer

Replies: 9
Views: 418

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 11 Apr 2019 8:10 am   Subject: Just got my 2nd Lap steel looking other tuning
If you want to play more “slide guitarish”, then yeah, open D or E. If you want to venture more into the steel guitar realm, then a C6, A6, E9 etc. is more in line. The steel gutar tunings have ...
  Topic: To slant or not to slant, that is the question...
Mike Neer

Replies: 13
Views: 974

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 8 Apr 2019 8:27 am   Subject: To slant or not to slant, that is the question...
Depends on what comes before, what comes next. Also, the timbre I’m looking for (position on the neck affects timbre greatly). It’s best to learn to have both available just to break up the mon ...
  Topic: Some 8-string swing steel
Mike Neer

Replies: 22
Views: 1173

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 3 Apr 2019 7:52 pm   Subject: Some 8-string swing steel
Super playing, nice and relaxed, great rhythm.
  Topic: Joe Pass Etude for Charlie Parker Blues for C6
Mike Neer

Replies: 10
Views: 631

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 2 Apr 2019 7:08 am   Subject: Joe Pass Etude for Charlie Parker Blues for C6
Hey Mike! Great stuff. This might seem like a dumb question, but how do I subscribe to your blog? Thanks! Pete
Peter, in the right side column it says Subscribe to Lapsteelin via email—just typ ...
  Topic: Joe Pass Etude for Charlie Parker Blues for C6
Mike Neer

Replies: 10
Views: 631

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 1 Apr 2019 8:15 am   Subject: Joe Pass Etude for Charlie Parker Blues for C6
I had begun the process of conceptualizing what I wanted to play through the lens of the Alkire tuning but decided it wasn’t going to work for me. I had a lot of whacky ideas with chromatic strings ...
  Topic: Joe Pass Etude for Charlie Parker Blues for C6
Mike Neer

Replies: 10
Views: 631

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 31 Mar 2019 7:48 pm   Subject: Joe Pass Etude for Charlie Parker Blues for C6
If you re able to play this in one position without a lot of movement, there ars some ways that you can jazz this up with embellishments such as adding in enclosures above and below a note, which woul ...
  Topic: Joe Pass Etude for Charlie Parker Blues for C6
Mike Neer

Replies: 10
Views: 631

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 30 Mar 2019 8:00 am   Subject: Joe Pass Etude for Charlie Parker Blues for C6
Here is a little something I tabbed out and posted on my blog. It's a great exercise for learning to make the changes of a bebop style blues.

http://www.lapsteelin.com/2019/03/30/joe-pass-modern-b ...
  Topic: Rickenbacker Lap Steel Electro Fry Pan Guitar
Mike Neer

Replies: 4
Views: 744

PostForum Section: For Sale: Steel Guitars   Posted: 28 Mar 2019 4:11 pm   Subject: Rickenbacker Lap Steel Electro Fry Pan Guitar
This is a 1950s model and while it is super sweet, it doesn’t command the same kind of price as an original early Fry Pan. Does the back of the body have a bakelite cover?
  Topic: "Must Have" Dobro Albums???
Mike Neer

Replies: 16
Views: 637

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 27 Mar 2019 6:17 pm   Subject: "Must Have" Dobro Albums???
I like:
The Henrys (or anything with Don Rooke)
Tin Hat (fka Tin Hat Trio)
Tom Morrell when he played dobro
John Hartford's Aereo-Plain
Allison Krauss and Union Station (the old Rounder recording ...
  Topic: tricone versus regular dobro
Mike Neer

Replies: 16
Views: 730

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 19 Mar 2019 9:04 am   Subject: tricone versus regular dobro
A tricone has a more full bodied sound, more pronounced bass and treble and is a little more throaty, whereas dobros tend to be more midrange focused, and nasal.

I love both sounds but have a real ...
  Topic: Looking for an unwound .028 or .030 string for resonator?
Mike Neer

Replies: 6
Views: 259

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 18 Mar 2019 12:17 pm   Subject: Looking for an unwound .028 or .030 string for resonator?
Thick plain strings sound awful to my ears. I’ve tried .024 and it really had a nasty metallic tone that did not vibrate smoothly.
  Topic: The most feared compositon in jazz
Mike Neer

Replies: 28
Views: 1041

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 17 Mar 2019 5:13 pm   Subject: The most feared compositon in jazz
I love her videos, John.

There is another jazz artist, named John O'Gallagher, who is a terrific alto player/composer/band leader and he has really broken through with 12-tone improvisation. He wr ...
  Topic: The most feared compositon in jazz
Mike Neer

Replies: 28
Views: 1041

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 16 Mar 2019 9:14 pm   Subject: The most feared compositon in jazz

My understanding is that G1 (of the pitch set G1, G2, G3, etc.) may reappear in an inversion, retrograde or retrograde-inversion of the tone row within the sequence of chromatic tones. Is this also ...
 
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