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John Spaulding


Wisconsin, USA
Post  Posted 24 Aug 2020 5:33 am    
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From the premiere pedal steel instruction course "The Paul Franklin Method", to the C6th starter kit "C6 Essentials", to the popular trail-blazing beginner and intermediate courses "Foundations: E9 Pedal Steel Basics" and "Applications: E9 Pedal Steel Toolbox", to his exhaustive "E9 Pedal Steel Vocabulary", to his Master Class with Tommy White "Contemporary Pedal Steel Guitar Vol. 1", there's a Paul Franklin course suitable for every serious student.

Click here for more info: Paul Franklin Courses

Learn from Pedal Steel and Musician's Hall of Famer Paul Franklin at your own speed, 24/7 with streaming video lessons.

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James Sission


Sugar Land,Texas USA
Post  Posted 14 Sep 2020 6:12 am    
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As a returning player, I have been using Jeff Newman Up from the Top because it was very helpful the first time I started playing. A few months ago, I bought the E9 Basics course from Paul Franklin and it really built on the foundation that Newman teaches in his course. Franklin takes the scale positions and expands on them to include a cool Diatonic Pattern that works amazingly well as what I would call a "bail me out of trouble" scale of pattern.

I recently bought this E9 toolbox course. I really like the structure of the lessons in that now Franklin is building on the scale positions he taught in the first E9 course to show how to use them as fills and movements from chord to chord. Really, what good is learning something if the teacher never mentions using it in a practical setting? What he also teaches, which is a major interest to me, is how different key patterns can be played over each other and still work, not just the Diatonic pattern, but also major chord patterns. He does NOT overly complicated it with technical terms that seem to scare a lot of players either, in fact, Franklin seldom uses the term scale and has not used the term Mode at all so far. If you want to learn to create your own fills, intros and outros, these two Franklin course are the place to get that information. For what its worth, there is a section in the E9 toolbox called Applying the Harmonized Scale. That 14 minutes is a goldmine of backing the singer ideas.
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John Spaulding


Wisconsin, USA
Post  Posted 15 Sep 2020 12:09 pm    
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Thanks for the kind words, James, we really appreciate it and are thrilled to hear you are having success with the courses.

For those who are already or have previously enrolled in the Foundations: E9 Pedal Steel Basics course, we'd like to remind you that if you decide to continue with the Applications: E9 Pedal Steel Toolbox course, we include an additional 12-months access to the Foundations lessons. Paul felt it was essential to make sure continuing students can refer back to lessons they learned in Foundations as they advance through the Toolbox course material.

Both enrollment fees for Foundations and/or Toolbox can be applied to enrollment in The Paul Franklin Method at any time. For players wanting to ease into learning via Paul's method, this is a great way to do so.

For example, you could spend 9-12 months in Foundations for just $99, enroll in Toolbox for 12 months for another $99 (and get ANOTHER 12 months of Foundations for free), spend a year working on both of those courses and then apply the total of $189 towards the Method.

All of the lessons in Foundations and Toolbox are taken from the Method...and Method students have access to the new $129 Paul Franklin's E9 Pedal Steel Vocabulary course for the duration of their enrollment at no charge.

Lots of new developments in the works at MMM this year, we'll be announcing more amazing courses soon!
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Tommy White


Post  Posted 16 Sep 2020 5:50 pm    
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I’ve been playing/learning pedal steel since 1968 at 8 years old. There has never been a teaching course such as Paul’s since I started. Paul’s course has so much to offer to anyone who loves the sound of pedal steel guitar. I started learning from a Neil Flanz Sho-Bud course back in the day. Paul’s method is much more detailed and deep.
I still visit Paul’s method daily. Just the best ever.
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