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Mick Hearn

 

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Post  Posted 14 Apr 2020 12:34 am    
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Making use of the lockdown and venturing in to Leon McCauliffe E13 tuning and gave this a try.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3B6UT4FrzqM&feature=youtu.be
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Bo Parker

 

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Post  Posted 14 Apr 2020 3:15 am    
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Very nice!
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Don Crowl

 

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Post  Posted 14 Apr 2020 8:53 pm    
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I really loved what you did with one of my very favorite steel songs. Great playing & tone. That inspired me to attempt learning the song on an 13th tuning also.
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J Fletcher

 

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Post  Posted 15 Apr 2020 1:23 pm    
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So beautiful Mick !
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Clyde Mattocks

 

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Post  Posted 15 Apr 2020 5:26 pm    
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Great job!
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Joe Elk


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Post  Posted 16 Apr 2020 4:45 am    
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Nice!
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Mick Hearn

 

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Post  Posted 16 Apr 2020 6:53 am    
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Thanks for the comments boys. For those venturing in to this tuning you will find a lot of this tune was played around the 4 and 5 chord position. So in the key of F - Opens with F on fret 1, moving to diminished chord fret 3 followed by backwards and forwards between frets 6 and 8. Move to fret 10 for a D then back alternating between 6 and 8 before finishing on fret 13. That will give you the first part. Have a go and see what you can sus out. Not as difficult as it appears.
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Erik Alderink


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Post  Posted 16 Apr 2020 7:06 am    
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Mick, I've been playing around in E13 and finding it quite fascinating. Your arrangement here is very sweet, I'll be playing around with it soon.

Nice work!
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Mick Hearn

 

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Post  Posted 16 Apr 2020 1:12 pm    
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I forgot to mention that the only forward slant is the diminished chord. Everything else is straight bar.
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Chuck S. Lettes


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Post  Posted 16 Apr 2020 1:24 pm    
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Very nice, Mick. Cool harmonies available with that tuning, too!
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Walter Webb

 

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Post  Posted 17 Apr 2020 12:55 pm    
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Work it up, Mick, and make the tabs available for $9.00. There's much interest in this McAuliffe tuning, and precious little lesson material . I know I'd buy it...
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Jim Fogarty


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Post  Posted 17 Apr 2020 1:39 pm    
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Me, too!
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Bo Parker

 

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Post  Posted 18 Apr 2020 5:27 am    
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Same here.
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Mick Hearn

 

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Post  Posted 18 Apr 2020 7:25 am    
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Sorry boys but I have not got a clue how to set anything up for people to pay me money and I would feel I was cheating the steel community if I charged. The only way it would give me pleasure is to let you boys have it for free, so I will tab it for you all.

I know how it was appreciated a few years ago when I did my version of "Nightlife" for lap steel guitar so I will set to work.

"Blue Steel Blues" based on the Tom Morrell YouTube vid will appear over the next day or so (Also played on the Leon E13 tuning) but I think that would be a bit more difficult for tabbing.
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Walter Webb

 

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Post  Posted 18 Apr 2020 12:07 pm    
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It's simple, Mick... You just get a PayPal account, and ask for donations. That way, folks could pay as much as they liked, and you'd get something for your hard work.

Please post any and all Leon E13 stuff you've got! It will be appreciated.
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Michael Johnstone


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Post  Posted 19 Apr 2020 11:53 pm    
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Mick - I've seen a few of your videos. Your slanting skills are spectacular. I know how much practice that takes believe me.
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Mick Hearn

 

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Post  Posted 20 Apr 2020 9:27 am    
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Here you go boys, give this a try

Code:
                                                   
                    Moonlight Serenade   Key F            4/4             
                 Leon McAuliffe E13 tuning                80bpm           
  Part A                                                                   
   F6                  Abdim             Gm7              C7               
E |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
C#|-1~~~~~~----0>1--|-----------------|-----------------|--------------7--|
B |-1~~~~~~----0>1--|--3~~~~~~---5>6--|----5>6-------5>6|-7->-8~~~~~---7--|
G#|-1~~~~~~~---0>1--|--2~~~~~~--------|-6~~----6~~------|-7->-8~~~~~---7--|
F#|-----------------|--1~~~~~~--------|-6~~----6~~------|-7->-8~~~~~------|
D |-----------------|-forward---------|-6~~----6~~------|-----------------|
G#|-----------------|-slant-----------|-----------------|-----------------|
E |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
   FMaj7       F6    FMaj7        F6     FMaj7     F7     D7           Bbm6
E |------------6>8--|-------------6>8--|---6>8-------6>8|-10~~------------|
C#|-8~~~~~-----6>8--|-8~~~~~~-----6>8--|8~~6>8--8~~--6>8|-10~~------------|
B |-8~~~~~-----6>8--|-8~~~~~~-----6>8--|8~~6>8--8~~--6>8|-10~~---------8--|
G#|-8~~~~~----------|-8~~~~~~----------|8~~-----8~~-----|------10~~~------|
F#|-----------------|------------------|----------------|------10~~~------|
D |-----------------|------------------|----------------|------10~~~------|
G#|-----------------|------------------|----------------|-----------------|
E |-----------------|------------------|----------------|-----------------|
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
   Am7      Dm7      Gm                  C13    C7       FMaj7         C7 
E |8~~~-------------|6~~~--------------|---------8~~8~~-|-----------------|
C#|8~~~-------------|6~~~--------------|-8~-8-8--8~~8---|-----------------|
B |8~~~-----------6-|6~~~--------------|-8~-8-8--8~~8---|-13~~~~~~~~------|
G#|------8~~~-------|--------6~~~-----8|-8~-8-8---------|-13~~~~~~~~------|
F#|------8~~~-------|--------6~~~-----8|----------------|-13~~~~~~~~------|
D |------8~~~-------|--------6~~~-----8|----------------|-----------------|
G#|-----------------|------------------|----------------|-----------------|
E |-----------------|------------------|----------------|-----------------|
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
   F6                  Abdim             Gm7              C7               
E |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
C#|-1~~~~~~---0->-1-|-----------------|-----------------|--------------7--|
B |-1~~~~~~---0->-1-|--3~~~~~~--5->-6-|----5>6-------5>6|-7->-8~~~~~---7--|
G#|-1~~~~~~~--0->-1-|--2~~~~~~--------|-6~~----6~~------|-7->-8~~~~~---7--|
F#|-----------------|--1~~~~~~--------|-6~~----6~~------|-7->-8~~~~~------|
D |-----------------|-----------------|-6~~----6~~------|-----------------|
G#|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
   FMaj7       F6    FMaj7        F6     FMaj7     F7     D7           Bbm6
E |------------6>8--|-------------6>8--|---6>8-------6>8|-10~~------------|
C#|-8~~~~~-----6>8--|-8~~~~~~-----6>8--|8~~6>8--8~~--6>8|-10~~------------|
B |-8~~~~~-----6>8--|-8~~~~~~-----6>8--|8~~6>8--8~~--6>8|-10~~---------8--|
G#|-8~~~~~----------|-8~~~~~~----------|8~~-----8~~-----|------10~~~------|
F#|-----------------|------------------|----------------|------10~~~------|
D |-----------------|------------------|----------------|------10~~~------|
G#|-----------------|------------------|----------------|-----------------|
E |-----------------|------------------|----------------|-----------------|
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
   Am7      Dm7      Gm                  C13    C7       FMaj7         F7 
E |8~~~-------------|6~~~--------------|---------8~~8~~-|-----------------|
C#|8~~~-------------|6~~~--------------|-8~-8-8--8~~8---|-----------------|
B |8~~~-----------6-|6~~~--------------|-8~-8-8--8~~8---|-13~~~~~~~~------|
G#|------8~~~-------|--------6~~~-----8|-8~-8-8---------|-13~~~~~~~~------|
F#|------8~~~-------|--------6~~~-----8|----------------|-13~~~~~~~~------|
D |------8~~~-------|--------6~~~-----8|----------------|-----------------|
G#|-----------------|------------------|----------------|-----------------|
E |-----------------|------------------|----------------|-----------------|

                                                                           
                                                                           
    Part B                                                                 
  BbMaj7             Eb13               A7                D7               
E |-----------------|------------------|-5~~~~-----------|----------------|
C#|-8-8-8-8~~~~~----|-11-11-11-11~~~---|-5~~~~-----------|8~~~~~~~~~------|
B |-8-8-8-8~~~~~--8-|-11-11-11-11~~~-11|-5~~~~------6--8-|8~~~~~~~~~----8-|
G#|-8-8-8-8~~~~~----|-11-11-11-11~~~---|---------8--6--8-|8~~~~~~~~~------|
F#|-----------------|------------------|---------8--6--8-|----------------|
D |-----------------|------------------|---------8-------|----------------|
G#|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|----------------|
E |-----------------|------------------|-----------------|----------------|
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
   Bm7               E7                 Am7          D7   Gm7           C 
E |-----------------|------------------|-8-8-8--------8<7|-6-6-6----------|
C#|-10-10-10-10~~~--|-15-15-15-15~~~~--|-8-8-8--------8<7|-6-6-6----------|
B |-10-10-10-10~~~10|-15-15-15-15~~~~15|-8-8-8--------8<7>-8-|
F#|-----------------|------------------|-------8~~~~~----|----------6->-8-|
D |-----------------|------------------|-------8~~~~~----|----------6->-8-|
G#|-----------------|------------------|-----------------|----------------|
E |-----------------|------------------|-----------------|----------------|
                                                                           
                                                                           
     Part C                                                                   
   F6                  Abdim             Gm7              C7               
E |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
C#|-1~~~~~~---0->-1-|-----------------|-----------------|--------------7--|
B |-1~~~~~~---0->-1-|--3~~~~~~--5->-6-|----5>6-------5>6|-7->-8~~~~~---7--|
G#|-1~~~~~~~--0->-1-|--2~~~~~~--------|-6~~----6~~------|-7->-8~~~~~---7--|
F#|-----------------|--1~~~~~~--------|-6~~----6~~------|-7->-8~~~~~------|
D |-----------------|-----------------|-6~~----6~~------|-----------------|
G#|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
E |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
   FMaj7       F6    FMaj7        F6     FMaj7     F7     D7           Bbm6
E |------------6>8--|-------------6>8--|---6>8-------6>8|-10~~------------|
C#|-8~~~~~-----6>8--|-8~~~~~~-----6>8--|8~~6>8--8~~--6>8|-10~~------------|
B |-8~~~~~-----6>8--|-8~~~~~~-----6>8--|8~~6>8--8~~--6>8|-10~~---------8--|
G#|-8~~~~~----------|-8~~~~~~----------|8~~-----8~~-----|------10~~~------|
F#|-----------------|------------------|----------------|------10~~~------|
D |-----------------|------------------|----------------|------10~~~------|
G#|-----------------|------------------|----------------|-----------------|
E |-----------------|------------------|----------------|-----------------|
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                                                           
   Am7      Dm7      Gm                  C13    C7       FMaj7             
E |8~~~-------------|6~~~--------------|---------8~~8~~-|-----------------|
C#|8~~~-------------|6~~~--------------|-8~-8-8--8~~8---|-----------------|
B |8~~~-----------6-|6~~~--------------|-8~-8-8--8~~8---|-13~~~~~~~~------|
G#|------8~~~-------|--------6~~~-----8|-8~-8-8---------|-13~~~~~~~~------|
F#|------8~~~-------|--------6~~~-----8|----------------|-13~~~~~~~~------|
D |------8~~~-------|--------6~~~-----8|----------------|-----------------|
G#|-----------------|------------------|----------------|-----------------|
E |-----------------|------------------|----------------|-----------------|                                                                       
                                                                           

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Don Crowl

 

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Post  Posted 20 Apr 2020 12:50 pm    
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Mick,
Thank you so much for your significant, gracious effort. That saved me a lot of time since I was planning to give it a try. I'm sure the other non pedal steelers wanting to learn the song in that tuning will really appreciate what you shared. Many Kudos to you.
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Jim Fogarty


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Post  Posted 20 Apr 2020 1:33 pm    
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Mick,

Thank you so much!

Even just following along with the tab, listening to your video, I learned more solid E13 info than most anywhere else.
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Bo Parker

 

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Post  Posted 21 Apr 2020 2:46 am    
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Thank you!
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Jim Fogarty


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Post  Posted 21 Apr 2020 6:35 pm    
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Mick,

Just checking.......

In the 1st bar (and later) the three note 0 > 1 should be on strings 1, 2 and 3, yes? Not 2, 3 and 4, as tabbed?

Thanks again!
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Mick Hearn

 

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Post  Posted 21 Apr 2020 10:48 pm    
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Trust me. Now you know why I am not charging. Thanks for that mate - you are right. I hope that's the only error. Tabbing skills are not that great.
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Mick Hearn

 

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Post  Posted 22 Apr 2020 12:21 am    
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This is what happens when you have two guitars laying around. One set up in my den and the other in the kitchen/diner next to my computer. The Remington E13 has an E at the top which is usual but my National has G# as first string. Was working on the National and had to keep translating.
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Danny Roy

 

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Post  Posted 22 Apr 2020 3:17 am    
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Thanks Mick! I just recently tuned a neck to E13 and finally started exploring the tuning a bit. This helps a ton! As previously mentioned, McAuliffe songs in E13 are a rarity and in demand. Thanks for your effort Smile
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