A New Era

A New Era

Look Into The FutureThe pedal steel guitar as we know it has been played in the “modern” manner ever since Bud Isaacs recorded his famous intro on Webb Pierce’s “Slowly” in 1953. That unique and familiar sound is still what most people...
Copedent Coping

Copedent Coping

COPING WITH COPEDENTSThe secret to finding logical copedents is to understand how chords and single note phrases are created. We do that by having a complete understanding of altering intervals and what problems they may cause on certain levers or in a specific...
Pedal Toning

Pedal Toning

A question about pedal trills and adding quick pedal moves came up on the Facebook Group….Q:  On a lick where I need to jump on and off a pedal quickly, I”d usually have my B pedal down the whole time and just rock on & off the A. But that is pretty...
Improve Your Swing

Improve Your Swing

Steelers were never really taught the importance of volume dynamics while it seems like all other instruments are taught to master this stuff early on. All forms of music require volume dynamics. The volume dynamic helps us swing more. Improve Your Swing With Volume...
Eternal Beginner

Eternal Beginner

When I listen to Buddy Emmons, Robert Randolph, Lloyd Green, Tommy White, Curly Chalker, or other pedal steel guitar legends, I hear players who constantly practice and refine the so-called “beginner’s” tools. I’ve been fortunate enough to know all of them personally....