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Larry Robbins


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Post  Posted 7 Feb 2019 2:21 pm    
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Here's one from William Smile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ff3VAfyL-RQ
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Steve Cagle


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Post  Posted 7 Feb 2019 4:38 pm     Steeling
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That would be a great one to Learn....
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Don Kuhn


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Post  Posted 7 Feb 2019 5:05 pm    
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Steve hit it right on the head as it would be a good one to have in your war chest
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Parnell Flynn


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Post  Posted 7 Feb 2019 6:29 pm    
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This would be a great song to learn. Loads of fun!
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Rick Campbell


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Post  Posted 7 Feb 2019 7:56 pm    
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Every steel player needs to be able to play the TN Waltz. What better way to learn it than step by step from a pro instructor like William. With his videos and the written material he provides, it's easy to learn it quickly. This is important.... if you learn it the right way first, you only have to learn it once.

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Joey Andrews


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Post  Posted 8 Feb 2019 9:27 am     Broadcast
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Sounds good to me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Joe Cook


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Post  Posted 10 Feb 2019 11:34 am    
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I like Williams style and phrasing of his arrangements. I'm looking forward to learning this one!
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William Litaker


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Post  Posted 11 Feb 2019 11:03 am    
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Yes sir , We will begin to learn this great tune , "Tennessee Waltz" on Saturday Feb. 16th.... This will be a study you don't want to miss!

Go to pedalsteeler.com for more info....
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George Buechley


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Post  Posted 11 Feb 2019 11:19 am    
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Cool

Great!

George
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Don Kuhn


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Post  Posted 11 Feb 2019 7:54 pm    
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Good deal and Rick that is what my dad always said and yopu know he waas Right again
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Joe Cook


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Post  Posted 15 Feb 2019 8:17 am    
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I got a whole lot out of last week's chord study. Keep on doing those William! I keep those chord studies handy and add them to my practice time.
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Parnell Flynn


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Post  Posted 15 Feb 2019 9:39 am    
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I am looking forward to learning the Tennessee Waltz, but I second Joe's comment about how useful the chord class was. Keep 'em coming William!
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Gary Hellums


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Post  Posted 16 Feb 2019 6:05 pm     Tennessee Waltz
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Gorgeous song and your arrangement makes it alive for sure! Your comment about the “declining” popularity of the pedal steel, William, is SAD 😞, but unfortunately true.
PS is not for the faint of heart or for someone who does NOT like to spend the hours of required practicing. I think the biggest contributor of dying PS interest is the lack of Qualified Instructors (as yourself). A slew of guitar instructors out there—very FEW teach steel. Lot of great PS players but not so great at teaching. This instrument has a lot of mechanics to it and requires some finesse. That’s where you come in, William. You are the one we all lean on for support to help us learn. Keep talking us through it. We love ya, Man!
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William Litaker


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Post  Posted 18 Feb 2019 10:30 am    
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We started learning this one Sat. and it is a good one! Join us!
That's a great comment Gary on the PSG teachers out there. One simple thing that will tell the story Gary. Before you do anything listen to them play. If you can't hear them play there is a good reason for it.

Join me and 120 or so each week for Steelin Techniques. We learn the songs as I play them on YouTube!

For the info go to pedalsteeler.com
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Joey Andrews


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Post  Posted 18 Feb 2019 10:37 am    
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Gary well said my friend, I agree with you that all
great players don't necessary mean great teachers. William is one of the few that is a great player and teacher combined. He played in the trenches for years and years and now 9 years of teaching a 1 hour broadcast each week should tell you something about the man. Show the man some love!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Parnell Flynn


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Post  Posted 18 Feb 2019 1:04 pm    
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Joey and Gary are right William is the whole package a great player and teacher. Tennessee Waltz is a beautiful tune, no reason not to join in the fun.
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William Litaker


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Post  Posted 20 Feb 2019 10:52 am    
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Join the fun!! Mr Caine has already sent me his video on the Tenn. Waltz Intro using the behind the bar finger pull! Thank you sir....Just a little fun as we learn....
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Joe Cook


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Post  Posted 22 Feb 2019 2:02 pm    
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That behind the bar pull is hard! I can't do it. Evil or Very Mad
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Parnell Flynn


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Post  Posted 23 Feb 2019 9:45 am    
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Another fantastic class today that I had the pleasure of taking live! The technique exercises are great as usual, one of them this week is the opening riff to the Cream song Sunshine of your love, your right William I did love playing around with that! Much easier to end it at the tenth fret bouncing between 10th and 9th strings, but better technique practice to play it as written sliding from 5 to six and back again. The real treat today is the intro to Georgia, what a great song! William's instruction on how to move through this progression and how to find augmented and diminished chords was a great review and because it was attached to a song that is so fun to play it has a much better chance of sticking.

Great class, if you aren't listening in you are missing out.

Parnell
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Don Kuhn


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Post  Posted 23 Feb 2019 12:50 pm    
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If William only knew how many times he gets me tickled when he finds a chord or a little jingle and then says " Ah yeah I Like That" and you know what 99.9% of the time he's right and then I say "Oh yeah I like that to". He's a fine teacher just wish he would move to my town so I could be on his door steps every morning when he opens it. Thanks William for taking time out of your schedule to help us hungry steelers out here.
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William Litaker


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Post  Posted 26 Feb 2019 3:14 am    
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Read the comments , watch my videos and join us!
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Lee Barber


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Post  Posted 27 Feb 2019 11:19 am    
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William Great Job here.
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Richard Keller


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Post  Posted 28 Feb 2019 6:43 am    
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William's arrangement of Tennessee Waltz is the best I have ever heard. This is a really nice song and he teaches it just like he played it on his YouTube video. Willliam is really good at teaching how to play with emotion and make the steel sound really good.
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George Buechley


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Post  Posted 28 Feb 2019 8:59 am    
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Lessons from William really do pay off in your ability to play. The techniques that arrive every week are some of the best. By sticking with William and practicing what he sends you'll become a better pedal steel player. It adds up with time. Thanks William!


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