The Steel Guitar Forum Store 

Post new topic Intro to C6 for E9 Players
Reply to topic
Author Topic:  Intro to C6 for E9 Players
Jim Cohen


From:
Philadelphia, PA
Post  Posted 14 Jul 2018 6:48 am    
Reply with quote

Have you been lugging a D-10 around for years with very little idea of what to do with the C6 neck other than to rest your arms on it while you play E9? Or maybe set your drink on it while you wait for your next solo? If so, this could be your opportunity for a breakthrough.

I have a few copies left of the seminar material I used at the recent Denver Steel Guitar Show to kickstart folks on their journey through C6.

Quote:
This material assumes that you have a basic working knowledge of the E9 tuning and have been playing E9 for at least a year (okay, 6 months, if you're a quick study). We look at the many parallels between the E9 and the C6 tunings that will demystify the C6 neck for you, and give you a solid understanding of how to play through typical chord changes commonly found in western swing and jazz. The seminar uses standard pedals 5, 6, 7 & 8 plus KLs that raise and lower the 3rd string, and raise & lower 4th & 8th. (Don't worry if you don't have all of these changes, since there is plenty of material that doesn't require them all.)

I cover things like beginner's orientation to the C6 tuning, major string grips, major, minor & dominant chord positions, functions of each pedal and KL, mapping the fretboard 'mentally' (e.g., 2-above, 3-below), and several ways to play the all-important 2m/5/1 chord pattern. My focus is on understanding the C6 tuning and building a mental map of the neck, rather than teaching licks. A little knowledge of chord theory will be helpful but is not necessary to benefit from this seminar (as long as you're willing to learn some along the way).

Included is a PDF of tablature and an audio file (both delivered electronically). At the end of study, you'll still be lugging that heavy D-10 around, but you'll at least know why! Wink

Cost has been reduced to $25 and delivery is electronic only. Email or PM me through the Forum for payment information.
_________________

www.JimCohen.com
www.BeatsWalkin.com
www.RonstadtRevue.com
www.sunfrog.com/PedalSteelThings/Steel-Guitar


Last edited by Jim Cohen on 17 Jun 2020 8:33 am; edited 2 times in total
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website

Paul Pearson

 

From:
Alabama, USA
Post  Posted 14 Jul 2018 4:05 pm    
Reply with quote

Jim it would be nice if you could do one of these for us e9 pickers c6 on e9
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail

Jim Cohen


From:
Philadelphia, PA
Post  Posted 14 Jul 2018 5:21 pm    
Reply with quote

Paul Pearson wrote:
Jim it would be nice if you could do one of these for us e9 pickers c6 on e9


Paul, I think Herb Steiner has a good one on that already. Truth is, because I "major" on C6, I've never bothered to learn how to play C6 sounds on E9. Oh, I know a few things here and there but not enough to justify teaching others. Check with Herb though.

Cheers,
Jim
_________________

www.JimCohen.com
www.BeatsWalkin.com
www.RonstadtRevue.com
www.sunfrog.com/PedalSteelThings/Steel-Guitar
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website

Paul Pearson

 

From:
Alabama, USA
Post  Posted 14 Jul 2018 5:54 pm    
Reply with quote

Ok thanks a lot Jim
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail

Clark Doughty


From:
KANSAS
Post  Posted 15 Jul 2018 7:04 pm     E9 seminar
Reply with quote

I sent you a PM Jim but it didn't go. I'll try again on both your email and another PM..I want one. thanks.....clark
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail

forrest klott

 

From:
Grand Rapids Mi USA
Post  Posted 16 Jul 2018 7:42 am    
Reply with quote

Pm sent
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail

Jim Cohen


From:
Philadelphia, PA
Post  Posted 16 Jul 2018 4:42 pm    
Reply with quote

Hi Folks,

I've been swamped with so many orders for the C6 and the E9 courses that I will need to have more copies made. This will take a few days since I'm moving my Dad this week, but I hope to have everyone's orders shipped by middle of next week. Thank you for your interest!

Jimbeaux
_________________

www.JimCohen.com
www.BeatsWalkin.com
www.RonstadtRevue.com
www.sunfrog.com/PedalSteelThings/Steel-Guitar
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website

Roger Rettig


From:
Naples, FL
Post  Posted 18 Jul 2018 9:21 am    
Reply with quote

Jim's C6th seminar material is well worth the minimal outlay - it's laid out clearly and intelligently (which leads me to wonder who actually wrote it! Very Happy )

Seriously, folks - this is basic C6th on steroids! Give it a try.
_________________
RR
(Real men play 'Day'!)


-------------------------
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail

Jim Cohen


From:
Philadelphia, PA
Post  Posted 20 Jul 2018 6:06 pm    
Reply with quote

Roger Rettig wrote:
Jim's C6th seminar material is well worth the minimal outlay - it's laid out clearly and intelligently (which leads me to wonder who actually wrote it! Very Happy )

Seriously, folks - this is basic C6th on steroids! Give it a try.

Thanks for the (unsolicited) testimonial and (left-handed) compliment, Roger.

To answer your question, though, I have my courses written for me by Ghostwriters in the Sky... or in the Cloud, or something like that... Wink

I received the new books today and packed all current orders for shipping, hopefully tomorrow (Saturday). Thanks to all who have placed orders. I hope you'll find it helpful.

Jimbeaux
_________________

www.JimCohen.com
www.BeatsWalkin.com
www.RonstadtRevue.com
www.sunfrog.com/PedalSteelThings/Steel-Guitar
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website

gary pierce


From:
Rossville TN
Post  Posted 21 Jul 2018 5:41 am    
Reply with quote

Thanks Jim, like Rodger said, this C6 Seminar is one of the best laid out explanations I have ever seen. I've learned a few songs over the years on C6, but now I can see what the heck I'm doing, and different ways to do it.
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail

Jim Cohen


From:
Philadelphia, PA
Post  Posted 21 Jun 2019 5:13 am    
Reply with quote

I just had some more of these courses printed so let me know by PM or email if you're interested.
_________________

www.JimCohen.com
www.BeatsWalkin.com
www.RonstadtRevue.com
www.sunfrog.com/PedalSteelThings/Steel-Guitar
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website

Ken Pippus


From:
Lake Oswego, OR
Post  Posted 8 Jun 2020 7:40 pm    
Reply with quote

I think this C6 stuff presents an approach to jazz II-V-I stuff better than I've seen elsewhere, and the chord construction stuff is as good. And a bargain.

Make Jim go to the post office.
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail

Jim Cohen


From:
Philadelphia, PA
Post  Posted 17 Jun 2020 8:30 am    
Reply with quote

This course is now available only for electronic delivery (sorry, Ken, ain't goin' to the P.O. if I don't absolutely have to), and the price has been lowered to just $25.

Thanks for the recent orders that have come in and for the nice words about the course.

Jim
_________________

www.JimCohen.com
www.BeatsWalkin.com
www.RonstadtRevue.com
www.sunfrog.com/PedalSteelThings/Steel-Guitar
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website

Jim Cohen


From:
Philadelphia, PA
Post  Posted 24 Feb 2021 7:01 am    
Reply with quote

Bump.
_________________

www.JimCohen.com
www.BeatsWalkin.com
www.RonstadtRevue.com
www.sunfrog.com/PedalSteelThings/Steel-Guitar
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website

Jim Fogarty


From:
Phila, Pa, USA
Post  Posted 25 Feb 2021 7:18 pm    
Reply with quote

Ah ha! This! Missed it when you posted it.
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail

Dennis Lee

 

From:
Forest Grove, Oregon, USA
Post  Posted 9 Mar 2021 4:00 pm     Course
Reply with quote

Hi Jim, I sent $25 via PayPal on 3/5 but have not seen the course come through yet?
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail

Jim Cohen


From:
Philadelphia, PA
Post  Posted 9 Mar 2021 8:13 pm    
Reply with quote

Just sent you an email, Dennis.
_________________

www.JimCohen.com
www.BeatsWalkin.com
www.RonstadtRevue.com
www.sunfrog.com/PedalSteelThings/Steel-Guitar
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website

Jim Cohen


From:
Philadelphia, PA
Post  Posted 9 Apr 2021 1:34 pm    
Reply with quote

Thanks for the many orders, folks!
_________________

www.JimCohen.com
www.BeatsWalkin.com
www.RonstadtRevue.com
www.sunfrog.com/PedalSteelThings/Steel-Guitar
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website


All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Jump to:  
Please review our Forum Rules and Policies
Our Online Catalog
Strings, CDs, instruction, and accessories
www.SteelGuitarShopper.com
BIAB Styles
Ray Price Shuffles for Band-in-a-Box
by Jim Baron
The Steel Guitar Forum
148 S. Cloverdale Blvd.
Cloverdale, CA 95425 USA

Click Here to Send a Donation

Email SteelGuitarForum@gmail.com for technical support.