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Neville Robinson

 

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Post  Posted 7 Nov 2019 3:15 pm    
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Hi. I probably shouldn't be in this company as a beginner, but all my life I have wanted to play a musical instrument.

Having recently undergone two major arterial operations, triple bypass and carotid arteries and awaiting another on the carotid on the other side I have decided that I WILL learn to play the lap steel, no pedals, NOW, before it's too late.

I don't want to regret not having done this at the end.

I have bought a lapsteel, and amp etc and Joedocmusic DVDs. What I would like are some fairly easy tabs in C6th C E G A C E and some lessons. I am having trouble finding any such tabs. I am a keen country and western fan if that helps.

My apologies for intruding.

Neville Robinson

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Alan Red

 

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Post  Posted 7 Nov 2019 9:58 pm    
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Just had my second triple bypass myself. Lessonswithtroy.com helped me out a lot . gregcutshaw.com has a lot of tabs and backing tracks.
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Neville Robinson

 

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Post  Posted 8 Nov 2019 4:44 am    
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Thank you. I will have a look
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Frank Freniere


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Post  Posted 8 Nov 2019 5:52 am    
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Hi Neville -

Welcome - you've come to the right place!

The steel is going to be bit of a challenge with different string grips and bar slants, etc. but if you stick with it, I'm sure your effort will be rewarded.

When you are comfortable with the basics of the instrument, you can't go wrong with the many beautiful arrangements posted by FoBro Bert Farroach. See below for an example of his work. Then do a Search on his name in the Tablature section.

https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=330411&highlight=

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HX8_eAzCiMQ

Also highly recommend Doug Beaumier (do Forum and YouTube searches) who not only plays exquisitely but is also a first-rate teacher.

Alright - keep calm and carry on!
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Stephen Goode

 

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Danville, Illinois USA
Post  Posted 14 Jan 2020 5:22 pm    
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Hey Neville, I've had 3 heart attacks and prostate surgery and I'm 79 yrs old. I started playing the pedal steel 5 years ago and have never regret starting to play. I just do it for my own enjoyment and I'm having fun trying to learn. I'm also going to get my motorcycle license this summer as another thing on my bucket list. Lap steels are nice but you will probably want a pedal steel very shortly because are so much more versatile. Good luck with your playing.
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Jack Hanson


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San Luis Valley, USA
Post  Posted 15 Jan 2020 8:32 am     Re: 73 years olds bucket list.
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Neville Robinson wrote:
What I would like are some fairly easy tabs in C6th C E G A C E...

Check out some of Doug Beaumier's stuff:

http://playsteelguitar.com/
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Mikhail Bobrov


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Post  Posted 16 Jan 2020 6:24 am    
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Frank Freniere wrote:
...you can't go wrong with the many beautiful arrangements posted by FoBro Bert Farroach...
Also highly recommend Doug Beaumier

+1.
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Brian Straub

 

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Connecticut, USA
Post  Posted 16 Jan 2020 7:48 am     C6 lap steel
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Doug Beaumier material is the best for all steel.
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Jim Cohen


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Post  Posted 16 Jan 2020 7:58 am    
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... and don't ever think you're "intruding" just 'cuz you're a beginner. We were all beginners once and would have loved to have access to such a community back then. You are welcome here.
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Robert Parent

 

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Post  Posted 18 Jan 2020 8:45 am    
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Welcome to the forum!


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James Wishart

 

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Rhode Island
Post  Posted 5 Feb 2020 3:39 am     Never too late
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Just want to add my two cents.
I always loved pedal steel. I finally got started on it at age 61. I’m now 64. Even though I have a neurological condition that makes PSG even more challenging than it already is, I play and practice religiously.
IT IS NEVER TOO LATE, AND NEVER IMPOSSIBLE.
WELCOME TO THE FORUM.
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James Quillian


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San Antonio, Texas, USA
Post  Posted 19 Feb 2020 11:39 am    
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Don't dismiss any of the old standbys.

Dewitt Scott's basic C6 method is really good to start with. The simple songs in the beginning of the book are really good to start with.

There are a number of them in the back of the book that are keepers. I still play the Great Speckled Bird much like he has it in the book.
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