Christmas Past

Christmas Past

The Christmas album I recorded many years back, began as a test of sorts. I had three DA-88 digital recorders (24 tracks) and a 32 channel board that I wanted to learn how to use. I was determined to do a one-man band concept, so I purchased a list of gear to...
Soloing Options

Soloing Options

Play The Melody…Or Improvise? I don’t limit myself to one side or the other. If I did my career would have ended years ago. There are many valid approaches to recording songs, neither negates the other. In new and old music when someone improvises a solo,...
E9 Blues Emotion

E9 Blues Emotion

Paul replies to a student on the The Paul Franklin Method private Facebook Group, who as a regular guitar player is accomplished at playing slide blues, but is having some difficulties duplicating their expertise on the E9 neck of the pedal steel guitar. From the...
A New Era

A New Era

Look Into The Future The 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...
Message From Paul

Message From Paul

First off, let me say thanks to the hundreds of students who have already signed up for the Course!  Throughout the length of this method, I intend to share my deepest insights into making music with the pedal steel guitar. Let’s get right into it with some...