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  Topic: Sol Ho'opi'i Sacred Recordings
Mike Neer

Replies: 11
Views: 882

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 17 Feb 2018 7:30 pm   Subject: Sol Ho'opi'i Sacred Recordings
I’m sorry, I completely missed the fact that this is a different set of recordings than the private Bud Tutmarc recordings. I am not familiar with this set and it looks somewhat appealing.

I wou ...
  Topic: Sol Ho'opi'i Sacred Recordings
Mike Neer

Replies: 11
Views: 882

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 15 Feb 2018 9:22 am   Subject: Sol Ho'opi'i Sacred Recordings
For diehard fans only.
  Topic: Good C6 solos to transcribe?
Mike Neer

Replies: 20
Views: 796

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 15 Feb 2018 9:01 am   Subject: Good C6 solos to transcribe?
Don Helms with Hank Williams , "Cheating Heart" , "Hey Good Lookin'" , and with Patsy Cline on "Walkin after midnight" . Even though he didn't play C6 , most of his stuff ...
  Topic: Good C6 solos to transcribe?
Mike Neer

Replies: 20
Views: 796

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 15 Feb 2018 7:38 am   Subject: Good C6 solos to transcribe?

In Joaquin Murphey's playing, you'll find a wide open concept for the tuning in a jazz/swing context. (Mike Neer now carries the book of Joaquin solos I did with John McGann about 12 years ago). Man ...
  Topic: Lap Steeler Day in the Life?
Mike Neer

Replies: 6
Views: 326

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 15 Feb 2018 6:00 am   Subject: Lap Steeler Day in the Life?
Jeff Beck
By the way, it was played on a Stratocaster, no slide.
https://youtu.be/rhHNzNO17UM
  Topic: Good C6 solos to transcribe?
Mike Neer

Replies: 20
Views: 796

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 14 Feb 2018 7:11 am   Subject: Good C6 solos to transcribe?
The benefit of transcriptions is to learn moves that are not ordinary. Some of them are key-specific, too. For instance, I would highly recommend starting with Steelin’ The Blues, which is in Db. ...
  Topic: Good C6 solos to transcribe?
Mike Neer

Replies: 20
Views: 796

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 13 Feb 2018 7:51 pm   Subject: Good C6 solos to transcribe?
I've transcribed many solos. The key is to pick out solos that contain stuff that you want to learn from and that present a challenge, because that is how you start to visualize the fretboard the way ...
  Topic: Seeking advice - Pole piece wiggles out when playing
Mike Neer

Replies: 8
Views: 488

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 9 Feb 2018 11:29 am   Subject: Seeking advice - Pole piece wiggles out when playing
How about a little plumber's tape or something similar?
  Topic: Alternative to BossTone?
Mike Neer

Replies: 40
Views: 1642

PostForum Section: Electronics   Posted: 8 Feb 2018 6:34 am   Subject: Alternative to BossTone?
E-Bow. Of course, not a pedal, but offers and excellent opportunity to emulate strings, especially bowed pizzicato.
  Topic: Stu Basore
Mike Neer

Replies: 23
Views: 2579

PostForum Section: Gone Home   Posted: 6 Feb 2018 4:29 am   Subject: Stu Basore
RIP Stu.
I only knew him through his recordings, but he was a great musician.
  Topic: T Paul Glaser steel man on " Rings"
Mike Neer

Replies: 10
Views: 755

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 5 Feb 2018 7:50 am   Subject: T Paul Glaser steel man on " Rings"
The other day I was going to say, "could this be anyone other than Lloyd Green?", but i chickened out. Glad to know my ears didn't fail.
  Topic: Lap Steel Pickguard?
Mike Neer

Replies: 8
Views: 485

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 5 Feb 2018 4:48 am   Subject: Lap Steel Pickguard?
I’m going to order another cast aluminum guitar and I might seek to have some art painted on it, like get it tattooed.
  Topic: Christopher Templeton - The Tapper
Mike Neer

Replies: 10
Views: 733

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 3 Feb 2018 8:47 pm   Subject: Christopher Templeton - The Tapper
Chris is a fabulous musician and his stuff is pretty deep! His spoken word stuff is excellent, too.
  Topic: Continuing adventures of the Alkire Journey
Mike Neer

Replies: 48
Views: 2377

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 2 Feb 2018 6:36 pm   Subject: Continuing adventures of the Alkire Journey
Mike,
Can you post any of the CD?
What’s your thoughts on the tuning and being able to use it for reading compositions?

I was contemplating using the tuning, or maybe a bastardized version of i ...
  Topic: Continuing adventures of the Alkire Journey
Mike Neer

Replies: 48
Views: 2377

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 2 Feb 2018 4:20 pm   Subject: Continuing adventures of the Alkire Journey
I have the Claude Brownell CD as well as Mae Lang and Eddie Alkire, thanks to some generous folks. Mae Lang passed away in 2016. http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Mae- ...
  Topic: Instrumental Or Side Man Picker
Mike Neer

Replies: 47
Views: 2638

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 2 Feb 2018 4:17 pm   Subject: Instrumental Or Side Man Picker
I choose to play all instrumental compositions as opposed to songs with lyrics played instrumentally. I also sing, but I’ve yet to subject my audience to that.

I like being a sideman as long as ...
  Topic: Rich Arnold playing jazz
Mike Neer

Replies: 2
Views: 288

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 29 Jan 2018 7:48 pm   Subject: Rich Arnold playing jazz
Really, really great.
  Topic: Transcribing Tips and tricks
Mike Neer

Replies: 20
Views: 866

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 29 Jan 2018 8:01 am   Subject: Transcribing Tips and tricks
Since it seems like you are interested in the analysis aspect of transcribing (really why we do it in the first place, it gives context) but don't know how to approach it, you should peruse Steve Khan ...
  Topic: What Was The Best Compliment You Received
Mike Neer

Replies: 31
Views: 1435

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 28 Jan 2018 6:19 pm   Subject: What Was The Best Compliment You Received
My wife told me, “That didn’t suck.”
  Topic: Sitar-ing: How to make your lap steel sound like a sitar
Mike Neer

Replies: 7
Views: 461

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 26 Jan 2018 4:45 am   Subject: Sitar-ing: How to make your lap steel sound like a sitar
I'm just a weirdo in that way. I get something in my head and then I have to figure out how to do it myself. It really never even occurred to me to get a sitar bar. Plus, I'm a tinkerer, musically ...
  Topic: Sitar-ing: How to make your lap steel sound like a sitar
Mike Neer

Replies: 7
Views: 461

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 25 Jan 2018 7:13 am   Subject: Sitar-ing: How to make your lap steel sound like a sitar
Rob Ickes teaches that technique on one of his Homespun video tapes. He calls it his sitar sound and uses it quit a bit if you listen to his work.

Cool, I had no idea as I really don't spend much t ...
  Topic: Sitar-ing: How to make your lap steel sound like a sitar
Mike Neer

Replies: 7
Views: 461

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 25 Jan 2018 6:08 am   Subject: Sitar-ing: How to make your lap steel sound like a sitar
I've experimented a bit with trying to do just that, even to the extent of installing a sitar type bridge on a steel, but still, for pure sitarish sounds on one string, this bar technique is my favori ...
  Topic: Mike Neer at Barbes (Brooklyn, NY) 1/25
Mike Neer

Replies: 3
Views: 333

PostForum Section: Event Announcements   Posted: 25 Jan 2018 5:47 am   Subject: Mike Neer at Barbes (Brooklyn, NY) 1/25
Howard, I'm so psyched to play with my original crew--we haven't played together since October and it's gonna be a blast!

Look forward to seeing you!

Kosher BBQ sounds great--now I know where th ...
  Topic: Jazz standards on non-pedal steel
Mike Neer

Replies: 18
Views: 1135

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 24 Jan 2018 8:42 am   Subject: Jazz standards on non-pedal steel
Who was the non-pedal guy out of KC that was a jazzer who was really good at rhythm? Maybe even used Leon McAullifes E13 tuning.

Frank Kuebelbeck, otherwise known as Frankie Kay.
http://www.lapst ...
  Topic: String bends behind the bar - - HELP!
Mike Neer

Replies: 25
Views: 1223

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 24 Jan 2018 7:14 am   Subject: String bends behind the bar - - HELP!
I use string pulls a lot (albeit sneakily), but they are mostly on the first 2 strings of C6 only (E and C) and I use them mostly in simple harmony type things. I have a really good pedal steel emula ...
 
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