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...
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....
Diminished Chords

Diminished Chords

From The Paul Franklin Method Facebook Group:  Student: I was taking another look at your diminished chords lesson and I found that I can get another diminished chord option. For example, barring the 1st fret and playing strings 7, 6 and 5 with the A pedal halfway,...
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...