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Eddie Freeman


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Natchez Mississippi
Post  Posted 28 Aug 2019 4:20 pm    
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I am new to the world of non pedal steel having played pedals for years and find out it is a brand new world. I have trouble finding my 4 & 5 chord without going down to Hughy land .On my 10 string, I tuned as though my 1st & 2nd pedals were down so I guess it is an A 6th open tuning. My question is what 10 string tuning is most favorable to get where I need to be without jumping all over the place.I want to play country and some jazz. Any help, thanks
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Andy Henriksen


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Michigan, USA
Post  Posted 29 Aug 2019 5:23 am    
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On a 6th tuning, a very common move is to play the IV chord (without a root) at the same fret as the I chord. For example, in A6, playing your F# and A string only will sound as a D maj. You can let your bassist play the root.

The V chord, of course is then two frets up from there.

So lots of I-IV-V stuff available in a two fret range.
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Andy Henriksen


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Michigan, USA
Post  Posted 29 Aug 2019 5:30 am    
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...and the IV7 chord can be had with a split slant.

So, if your tuning is something like this, you could get the E7 as follows. Again, no root here, but that's something to get used to on lap steel. We are often dropping roots and 5ths in favor of the flavor tones.

Code:
E
C#
A  - 2
F# - 2
E
C# - 1
A
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Eddie Freeman


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Natchez Mississippi
Post  Posted 29 Aug 2019 6:15 am     tuning
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Thanks Andy..
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