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Bruce Bouton

 

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Post  Posted 27 Jan 2020 8:42 pm    
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Hello Everyone,
It's been a minute since I released my "learning to play Pedal Steel"course on homespun tapes. I believe it was in 1986.
I've decided to start teaching again. I figured . Instead of another Pedal Steel course , I would do a modern lap steel course. In other words , more of a rock lap-steel approach for steel players and guitarists. I'm hoping to release it in the next few weeks. Here's a little teaser for the course. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61SLYVw9wes
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J.D.White

 

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Post  Posted 28 Jan 2020 10:02 am    
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Bruce - you got my attention !
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Bosse Engzell


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Post  Posted 29 Jan 2020 2:28 am    
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What tuning??

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Michael Deering

 

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Post  Posted 29 Jan 2020 5:12 am     Lessons
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I WILL CHECK IT OUT TOO
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Jim Palenscar

 

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Post  Posted 29 Jan 2020 7:48 am    
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Please let us know when it's out!!!
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John Spaulding

 

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Post  Posted 29 Jan 2020 1:40 pm    
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COMING SOON from Modern Music Masters!

Rockin' Lap Steel

Steel guitar master Bruce Bouton changed the game in Nashville when he broke out his lap steel on the Brooks and Dunn "Boot Scootin' Boogie" session and re-introduced the non-pedal steel guitar to hit Country records.

Bruce has played standard, pedal and lap steel on tours with Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, and Ricky Skaggs.

In this course, he shows you great Blues and Rock licks and techniques - played in Dobro tuning (GBDGBD) and Open D tuning with an aggressive, overdriven tone and Bluesy phrasing to get your lap steel rockin'!
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Mark van Allen


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Post  Posted 29 Jan 2020 2:43 pm    
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I’m in!
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Mark Eaton


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Post  Posted 29 Jan 2020 2:54 pm    
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Cool deal Bruce! You had posted recently that you are now playing a Lap King - I'm guessing that you and Jerry Douglas were hanging out at some point - Your Lap King Rodeo with the Hipshot DoubleShot and extended body is only the second one I've seen besides Jerry's (in the photo below).

One of our own members in the comments below Bruce's teaser video on YouTube asked it it was a "whammy bar?" No - nothing of the kind - it instantly changes between one tuning to another when you flip the lever. Since Bruce's video is about G and D tunings I assume it's set up the same as Jerry's: with the lever pushed forward just above the body of the guitar he is in low-to-hi GBDGBD. With the lever flipped back behind the tail of the guitar the tuning is DADF#AD. The DoubleShot made its first appearance on some of Jerry's signature Beard resonator guitars.

And a modern "Coodercaster" pickup combo by Jason Lollar.



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Bruce Bouton

 

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Post  Posted 29 Jan 2020 3:36 pm    
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Yes Mark, Jerry was the one that inspired me to get the hipshot.
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Jon Light


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Post  Posted 8 Feb 2020 1:11 pm    
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I'm unsure about this -- is this going to be an online course like the Paul Franklin course (that I really enjoyed a year's subscription to) or will it be available as a DVD? I have come to realize that the online format does not work well for me but I'd buy a DVD of this in an instant. The clip looks/sounds great.
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Bruce Bouton

 

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Post  Posted 8 Feb 2020 2:58 pm    
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Hi John

I don't think we plan on doing a DVD. It will be online but unlike Paul's course, which a continuing, evolving program based on a subcription , mine is a one shot deal. You buy, you have access forevever.
Paul's course is more like going to school. He is consistantly adding content and always answering students questions.
My course is a basic intro to country /rock lapsteel.

BB
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Jon Light


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Post  Posted 8 Feb 2020 3:07 pm    
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Thanks, Bruce.
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Stephen Abruzzo

 

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Philly, PA
Post  Posted 10 Feb 2020 10:06 am    
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I kind of like the buy the course and you "have access forever" idea. So, many instructors now have "tuition" and there's nothing wrong with that either. Just that as "adult students", our time may be limited and we just can't do everything.

Life isn't always as simple as being able to plan a "schedule" and sticking to it.

Anyway, looking forward to the course.
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Michael Deering

 

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Post  Posted 10 Feb 2020 11:45 am     Lessons
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I am interested too.
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Wally Moyers


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Post  Posted 20 Feb 2020 3:55 am    
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Congrats Bruce, sounds great!
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Joe Breeden

 

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Virginia, USA
Post  Posted 17 Mar 2020 7:08 pm    
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When ? ? ? ? ? Waiting.
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Bruce Bouton

 

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Nash. Tn USA
Post  Posted 20 Mar 2020 9:44 am    
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Folks , the course still has some loose ends that need to be cleaned up but we are considering releasing as is, with the understanding that I will edit, and add to the course over the next couple months.

In the meantime I'm thinking that I would offer a free skype lesson on steel or lap steel , to anyone that signs up for the course.

Needless to say. I have a lot of free time right now.

Stay safe everyone!
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Patrick Huey


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Nacogdoches, Texas, USA
Post  Posted 28 Mar 2020 12:17 pm    
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Bruce Bouton wrote:
Folks , the course still has some loose ends that need to be cleaned up but we are considering releasing as is, with the understanding that I will edit, and add to the course over the next couple months.

In the meantime I'm thinking that I would offer a free skype lesson on steel or lap steel , to anyone that signs up for the course.

Needless to say. I have a lot of free time right now.

Stay safe everyone!

Bruce,
Awesome! You are and have been one of my biggest all time influences! It would be a dream come true to get a lesson from you, sir! And thanks for all the music you’ve made over the years you are absolutely one of the greatest.
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Bruce Bouton

 

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Nash. Tn USA
Post  Posted 3 Apr 2020 2:20 pm    
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Hi folks! We are finally on line.

https://www.mmmlearn.com/courses/bb-rockin-lap-steel-1
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John Spaulding

 

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Post  Posted 17 Apr 2020 7:59 am     LAST DAY of LAUNCH DISCOUNT!
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REMINDER:

Today is the last day to get "Rockin' Lap Steel' for the introductory $129 rate and enter to win a free Skype lesson from Bruce!

More info here: Rockin' Lap Steel

"It was Bruce Bouton who single-handedly brought the Lap Steel to prominence in the Nashville studio scene.

Straight steels or lap guitars were always assumed to be stylistically limited. A lap steel was the guitar known for playing the sound of Hank Williams Sr. and Eddy Arnold recordings. Bruce changed all of that, playing it aggressively, rocking out.

With his signature tone on a few hits, lap steels became a mainstay in our road cases. Bruce made the lap steel a part of every steeler's arsenal. Be sure to take advantage of this great opportunity to learn Bruce's approach to lap steel!"

- Paul Franklin
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Bruce Bouton

 

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Nash. Tn USA
Post  Posted 14 May 2020 3:25 pm    
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Thank's to everyone that has purchased the course so far. I'm looking forward to starting the skype lessons next week!
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Rene Brosseau


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Chatham,Ontario, Canada
Post  Posted 8 Jul 2020 10:34 am     slide
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Hey Bruce...I'm picturing you playing this guitar on "Papa Loved Mama" & "Thunder Rolls"...can you tell us how those 2 songs went down in the studio?
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Bruce Bouton

 

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Nash. Tn USA
Post  Posted 8 Jul 2020 1:28 pm    
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Good question. First of all , Thunder Roll's was not me . It was Chris Leauzinger on slide guitar. I didn't play on that track.

" Papa Love's Mama" was me.

We were at the end of the session and Garth asked if we could just do a quick demo on a "silly" little song ,that he and Kim Williams had written. I plugged my lap steel into a Rat pedal and some sort of tube preamp stright into the board. Mark Casstevens started playing the acoustic guitar lick and we joined in. Before we had finished the first verse , Alan Reynolds , the producer stopped us and asked us to start again. He turned the tape on and we cut the song. First take. We accidentally cut a hit:)
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Rene Brosseau


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Post  Posted 8 Jul 2020 1:38 pm     slide
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Great story Bruce! Thanks for sharing...
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