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Wolfgang Mrazek


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Post  Posted 1 May 2019 10:24 am    
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I'm struggling with the steel parts on this song. Can someone help me out? I'm still beginner and probably most of the steel parts is quite basic but I'm stuck right now... for example at 1:12 (refrain measure 8-9).

Your comments are highly appreciated.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbNmSVRpRAQ

Here is what I got so far:






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Tucker Jackson


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Post  Posted 2 May 2019 10:36 am    
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Here's one of two ways to play it:

Tab:

1 __________________________________________________________
2 __________________________________________________________
3 __________________________________________________________
4 _____________________________________________5B____3B~~~3_
5 ___3______3A______5A_________8________8A__________________
6 _____________________________________________5~5A__3~3A~3_
7___________________________________________________________
8 ______3L~3______3~5______5~8L______8L~8___________________
10 _________________________________________________________




The other way to play it:
Replace the E-lower position in frets 3 and 8 with an A+F two frets back (in frets 1 and 6):

Tab:

1 __________________________________________________________
2 __________________________________________________________
3 __________________________________________________________
4 _____________________________________________5B____3B~~~3_
5 ___1A_____3A_______5A________6A________8A_________________
6 _____________________________________________5~5A__3~3A~3_
7___________________________________________________________
8 ______1F~3______3~5______5~6F______6F~8___________________
10 _________________________________________________________



Basically, you can get the same notes on strings 8 and 5 in A+F as you can two frets higher with the E-lower lever engaged. When figuring out parts, it's a good idea to try them both to see which one lays easier based on where you're coming from and where your moving to next. For this song, I prefer the first version listed above because there is less bar movement.

If you want the theory behind the lick, the song is in the key of G and the lick is just a walk up a section of the G harmonized scale. If you were using, say, the A+F position to play that scale on strings 8 and 5, the G scale would begin in fret 6, like this:

Tab:

G Major Harmonized Scale, based on A+F position, strings 8 and 5

1_______________________________________________________________________
2_______________________________________________________________________
3_______________________________________________________________________
4_______________________________________________________________________
5___________6A___8A___10A___11A___13A___15A___17A__18A____<Scale tones__
6_______________________________________________________________________
7_______________________________________________________________________
8___________6F___8____10____11F___13F___15____17___18F____<Harmony notes
9_______________________________________________________________________
10______________________________________________________________________
Scale Tone__1____2____3_____4_____5_____6_____7____8____________________


Note that the I, IV, and V positions (in bold) use the A+F, while everything else uses just the A-pedal.

OK, back to the song, which is in G, so this scale will work nicely.

Since the band is on a D chord, the lick is started on the D note -- which is the 5th tone of that G scale. So it's still the harmonized G scale, but starting from the 5th-tone position (fret 13 or 1 with A+F) and going up the scale from there... and ending the run on the 2nd tone of the scale. That's what's happening in the second version of the tab above that starts on an A+F position.

And then, again, the three A+F positions (on the I, IV, and V tones of the harmonized scale) could be replaced with the E-lower position (which is two frets higher) to get the same notes. This is what's happening in the first version of the tab above.
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Wolfgang Mrazek


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Post  Posted 4 May 2019 10:05 am    
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Tucker Jackson: That was a very, very good explanation. I would never have figured this out and the theory behind it also clarifies it. This points me to a new direction, on how to use the E- and F-lever and also the A-F-positions. I have used them before, but not in this way. Thanks a lot!
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