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,...
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...
C6 Essentials Course

C6 Essentials Course

Thanks so much to all the players who attended Paul’s seminar at the Texas Steel Guitar Association Jamboree. Paul covered a lot of material that day, but one surprising thing stuck out…the amount of players wanting to learn the C6 tuning.Back when Jeff...