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  Topic: Young players ? Are there any ?
Mike Neer

Replies: 53
Views: 6090

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 14 Dec 2017 4:50 am   Subject: Young players ? Are there any ?
Young in life years or in mentality? I would consider myself to be young in terms of open-mindedness and curiosity. In body, though, I am past the half-century mark.
  Topic: Share-A-Lick
Mike Neer

Replies: 20
Views: 3873

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 13 Dec 2017 7:27 am   Subject: Share-A-Lick
Giant Steps is in my permanent rotation for practicing, just so I can learn to mindlessly navigate the changes and play more melodic on it. I hope to be performing a new arrangement of it this month ...
  Topic: Mike Neer & Friends, NYC 12/30 8 p.m.
Mike Neer

Replies: 1
Views: 69

PostForum Section: Event Announcements   Posted: 13 Dec 2017 4:55 am   Subject: Mike Neer & Friends, NYC 12/30 8 p.m.
Hey! I am performing with my group at the wonderful club Barbes in Brooklyn on Saturday, 12/30 at 8:00. Joining me that evening are guitarist, Nate Radley; bassist, Matt Pavolka; and drummer, Diego ...
  Topic: Leon Rhodes
Mike Neer

Replies: 18
Views: 1654

PostForum Section: Gone Home   Posted: 11 Dec 2017 6:21 pm   Subject: Leon Rhodes
He was a phenom! RIP Maestro
  Topic: My new Clinesmith!
Mike Neer

Replies: 15
Views: 1792

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 11 Dec 2017 11:08 am   Subject: My new Clinesmith!
Nice choice.....I found that they make you play more honestly.....nowhere to hide the mistakes

Play it through a Fender Twin Reverb w/JBLs or a Roland JC, which is what I do, and you become a regul ...
  Topic: Jerry Douglas's Pedal Board for his solo tour
Mike Neer

Replies: 21
Views: 685

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 11 Dec 2017 7:01 am   Subject: Jerry Douglas's Pedal Board for his solo tour
The small pedal is a TC Electronics Ditto looper.
  Topic: My new Clinesmith!
Mike Neer

Replies: 15
Views: 1792

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 11 Dec 2017 5:28 am   Subject: My new Clinesmith!
Gorgeous instrument.
  Topic: John Peter Bonvillain
Mike Neer

Replies: 6
Views: 658

PostForum Section: Gone Home   Posted: 8 Dec 2017 9:48 am   Subject: John Peter Bonvillain
Rest in peace, Johnny. A great player.
  Topic: Steely Dan's "Josie" on 8-string Lap Steel
Mike Neer

Replies: 15
Views: 510

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 7 Dec 2017 7:19 pm   Subject: Steely Dan's "Josie" on 8-string Lap Steel
Outstanding
  Topic: New Online Jigsaw Puzzle: SGT PEPPERS (LP Cover)
Mike Neer

Replies: 5
Views: 217

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 7 Dec 2017 4:24 am   Subject: New Online Jigsaw Puzzle: SGT PEPPERS (LP Cover)
Jim, just make the White Album already and be done with it. Oy!
  Topic: Steel Players That Play Guitar- Question
Mike Neer

Replies: 28
Views: 1781

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 6 Dec 2017 10:13 am   Subject: Steel Players That Play Guitar- Question
I've been playing guitar again after not playing for several years, and I was able to achieve something that I was striving to do, which is unlearn all of my bad habits. My approach to the neck is di ...
  Topic: Speedy West Online Jigsaw Puzzle!
Mike Neer

Replies: 6
Views: 331

PostForum Section: Funny and Fun   Posted: 4 Dec 2017 5:50 am   Subject: Speedy West Online Jigsaw Puzzle!
Jim, that's great. I gave up after about 10 minutes (maybe 40% finished). Ps: one of my favorite steel guitar LPs.
  Topic: Ear, TAB, or sheet music?
Mike Neer

Replies: 21
Views: 810

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 4 Dec 2017 5:07 am   Subject: Ear, TAB, or sheet music?
David, I usually go by ear, but I’ll use a chart, too. Never tab, though. I’ve owned some tab, like the Jerry Byrd arrangements, but I never used them.

I like to get the tune in my head asap, ...
  Topic: Guitarists: Western Swing Style Instruction
Mike Neer

Replies: 16
Views: 865

PostForum Section: Music   Posted: 4 Dec 2017 4:52 am   Subject: Guitarists: Western Swing Style Instruction
Can't go wrong with starting off with listening to Charlie Christian. It all starts with him.

For those interested, Clint Strong made an instructional video many moons ago. I would consider him to ...
  Topic: Custom Deluxe 34 stand for my Clinesmith
Mike Neer

Replies: 16
Views: 1263

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 3 Dec 2017 9:07 am   Subject: Custom Deluxe 34 stand for my Clinesmith
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  Topic: Where to start with Jules' E13
Mike Neer

Replies: 3
Views: 382

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 1 Dec 2017 5:02 am   Subject: Where to start with Jules' E13
This tuning was used by Noel Boggs, too. If you are looking for somewhere to get started, try Noel's version of Coquette, which is a very simple tune to play.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ojw ...
  Topic: Steelonious
Mike Neer

Replies: 31
Views: 7325

PostForum Section: For Sale: Music, Lessons, etc.   Posted: 30 Nov 2017 8:35 pm   Subject: Steelonious
Buy your copy today, please, so I can outbid all others on this Thelonious Monk-worn shirt:

https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/57534711_thelonious-monk-s-original-shirt

Very Happy
  Topic: trying different techniques to play fast
Mike Neer

Replies: 22
Views: 1021

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 29 Nov 2017 9:49 am   Subject: trying different techniques to play fast
Myk, I dig the noise element especially.

For an experienced player of music, like Myk is, sometimes there is no traditional way for you to play what you're hearing except to physically invent it yo ...
  Topic: Soloing by Memory or Improvised
Mike Neer

Replies: 17
Views: 1378

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 28 Nov 2017 11:29 am   Subject: Soloing by Memory or Improvised
I try to know the tune well before I start improvising on it. This way I have a lot of options. When I am playing at my best, my mind is orchestrating the music for me and I am simply trying to recr ...
  Topic: Paul Niehaus
Mike Neer

Replies: 23
Views: 2003

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 27 Nov 2017 5:14 pm   Subject: Paul Niehaus
My favorite Lambchop album is Is A Woman. It’s amazing.
  Topic: The Vibraphone - biggest compliment to the Hawaiian steel.
Mike Neer

Replies: 29
Views: 1412

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 27 Nov 2017 5:53 am   Subject: The Vibraphone - biggest compliment to the Hawaiian steel.
Here is one from my record. The tune is In Walked Bud. A little more Cal Tjader than Rudy Aquino.

http://mikeneer.bandcamp.com/track/in-walked-bud
  Topic: Anyone know this steel player?
Mike Neer

Replies: 5
Views: 1143

PostForum Section: Steel Players   Posted: 24 Nov 2017 9:54 am   Subject: Anyone know this steel player?
I just spoke to Ray Noren a few nights ago. He’s doing great and he and his wife Trudi were thrilled to see the Ozark Jubilee episode that Ray and the Winging Strings were on. It was the first time ...
  Topic: Raisin the Dickens Chords and subs
Mike Neer

Replies: 14
Views: 654

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 21 Nov 2017 5:23 am   Subject: Raisin the Dickens Chords and subs
You really should consider a pedal steel. I mean, I understand the dedication to non-pedal, but for playing chords and making the kind of moves you’re interested in, in order to do it really well a ...
  Topic: Raisin the Dickens Chords and subs
Mike Neer

Replies: 14
Views: 654

PostForum Section: Steel Without Pedals   Posted: 21 Nov 2017 4:55 am   Subject: Raisin the Dickens Chords and subs
I don't know all the versions you mention, but it is a simple chord progression that is wide open to substitution.

I6 - IV7 - V7 - I6

Bridge:
IV7 - I7 - IV7 - V7 V7dim V7

There are a huge nu ...
  Topic: RIP Malcolm Young
Mike Neer

Replies: 5
Views: 626

PostForum Section: Gone Home   Posted: 18 Nov 2017 8:28 am   Subject: RIP Malcolm Young
Sad to read this news. I became a big fan of ACDC circa 1977. Their music felt closely linked to the great Rock and Roll traditions of Chuck Berry, etc., mostly because of Malcolm Young.
 
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