Lloyd Green – PT 4

Lloyd Green – PT 4

Paul and Lloyd discuss the role of indie labels like Little Darlin’ during Nashville’s “Countrypolitan” phase. As the mainstream added strings and Pop elements, indie labels went the other direction with honky-tonk sounds, and Lloyd was at the...
Backing A Singer

Backing A Singer

Backing A Singer Becoming a good backup musician depends on knowing where the “holes” are located. We either pad or layout until those holes appear. The spaces between the lyrics are our only shot, and the simpler we play, the more we get hired. The old...
Change Is Good

Change Is Good

CHANGE IS GOOD When I played the 1 & 2 & 7 raise lever and the PF4, many said they were just “lick pedals”. That’s not how I was looking at it, and the same is true with the G# to B lever. Let me clarify the thought behind the change. In...
Lloyd Green – PT 7

Lloyd Green – PT 7

In this installment, Lloyd and Paul continue their wide-ranging discussions. Lloyd tells a couple more great studio stories, including the one-take origin of one of his most famous intros and solos. Gene Watson: “Farewell Party”Alan Jackson:...
Musician’s Honey-Do

Musician’s Honey-Do

The Musician’s Honey-Do List1a) Learn to hear intervals well enough to ID them within the key signature. Do this to rid yourself of the guessing game.1b) Memorize all of your strings interval values to have instant recall of them (pedals up and down).Next, memorize...
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...