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....
Tommy White Pt 1

Tommy White Pt 1

We are fortunate to have another pedal steel legend to share his perspectives with the class. The legendary Tommy White is our guest professor, and we are thrilled to have the chance to discuss his unique career path. Part...
Tommy White Pt 2

Tommy White Pt 2

The legendary Tommy White is again our guest professor here in Part 2, and we are thrilled to have the chance to continue our discussion of his unique career path. Thanks, Tommy for sharing your perspectives with the class.   Part 2 of...
Speed Trap

Speed Trap

A question about the challenges of playing fast was recently posted on the Paul Franklin Method Facebook Group. Many students joined the thread, with plenty of great comments and observations. Here is the initial question and my response. SPEED TRAP Student: Question...