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....
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...
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...