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,...
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...