Video 1: In part one (1 of 2) of this pedal steel guitar masterclass, professional guitarist Drew Taubenfeld gives you an in-depth introduction to the basics of the pedal steel guitar. Drew discusses intonation, playing chords, grips, using the knee levers and foot pedals, gear, creating textures and more.
Topics Covered: Pedal steel tunings, learning pedal steel “grips”, intonation methods, the relationship of the pedal steel guitar and the acoustic guitar, understanding the knee levers and foot pedals, playing different chords within a key, the role of the pedal steel, progressions, adding knee levers, essential pedal steel gear, “cabinet drop” and how to deal with it, etc.
Video 2: In part two (2 of 2) of this pedal steel guitar masterclass, professional guitarist Drew Taubenfeld gives you an in-depth introduction to the basics of the pedal steel guitar. Drew teaches you how to play single note and harmonized scales, how to use vibrato, how to play "harmonics", how to pick cleanly, how to manipulate the pedals/levers and more.
Topics Covered: Playing single note scales, harmonizing scales, using palm blocking and pick blocking for clarity and tone, using the “c” pedal and the knee levers, being musical with the pedals, using vibrato, sliding down while using pedals and levers, playing harmonics, playing in minor keys, diminished and augmented chords, online resources for learning, buying a pedal steel, etc.