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...
Guitar Power

Guitar Power

I was honored that my good friends at D’Addario invited me to be part of their Guitar Power series. I had a great time playing and talking with the host, Dwezil Zappa. We covered musicianship and technique, and it gave me the opportunity to explain the pedal...
New Course NEWS!

New Course NEWS!

Hi Everyone- As we come to the end of the year, I wanted to let you know about the new Foundations: E9 Pedal Steel Guitar Basics course my team and I have put together and just launched. MY NEW COURSE! Ever since The Paul Franklin Method began on...
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...
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,...