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...
Right Or Wrong?

Right Or Wrong?

Many of our students tell us the private Facebook Group is their favorite part of the Method. Here’s an edited excerpt from a question a member posted about why certain chords can sound “right or wrong”. Q: In the section about Harmonized Scales,...
Slow Down-Speed Up

Slow Down-Speed Up

Lick Your Chops The key to unlocking great technique is to find the fingerings that work best for you. Some players who are having issues playing clean and fast (with blocking proper note values) get hung up on the misconception that fast players “must be using...