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Mike A Holland


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United Kingdom
Post  Posted 10 Feb 2019 4:19 am    
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O92_n5WxJtg
I was trying to think of a tune that might work for just a solo Lap Steel Guitar. Albatross came to mind! Played on a Gold Tone LS6 Lap Steel fitted with a CC type pickup and tuned EBDGBD low to high. It also works well on D or E tuning! Played through a little yamaha THR10 on the acoustic setting. I hope you all enjoy.
Mike
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Jim Schofield


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Northern Territory, Australia
Post  Posted 10 Feb 2019 7:15 pm    
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I added a extra view to your Youtube tally Mike and will add Albatross to my list of tunes to learn on steel guitar, cheers for the inspiration.
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Mike Harris


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Texas, USA
Post  Posted 10 Feb 2019 7:56 pm    
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Nice arrangement. I've always liked that tune. Did you consider harmonics for that section at 2:23? Just a thought...
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Mike A Holland


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Post  Posted 12 Feb 2019 8:15 am    
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Thank you Jim Schofield!

Mike Harris. Totally agree. I tried it but I could not achieve good enough harmonics playing the bass notes at the same time.

Mike
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Mike Harris


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Texas, USA
Post  Posted 12 Feb 2019 8:35 am    
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Well, I'll bet you could get away with modifying the bass line for the duration--adding bass notes where you can around the harmonic notes of the top line.

hi---------------

lo lo lo lo lo

hi hi hi hi----------------------------

lo lo lo lo lo lo lo

----indicates sustained high note. I hope this makes sense.
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Mike Neer


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NJ
Post  Posted 12 Feb 2019 10:25 am    
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Very cool, nice vibe.
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Will Houston


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Tempe, Az
Post  Posted 12 Feb 2019 5:30 pm    
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Nice one Mike
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Mike A Holland


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Post  Posted 13 Feb 2019 2:50 am    
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Mike Harris.....I can only play a harmonic while plucking the string with my thumb.....I just took the easy option!

Mike Neer, Will Houston.
Thanks for your kind comments.....I appreciate them!
Mike
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Mike Harris


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Texas, USA
Post  Posted 13 Feb 2019 5:48 pm    
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Mike,

sorry, I should have realized that. I used to play a lot of classical guitar and I think of harmonics as being played with the ring finger (and the index). Sorry about that!
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