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. NOTE: You can purchase both videos in this series at a discount here!
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.
Drew Taubenfeld is an active touring and session multi-instrumentalist in LA. He is currently the Musical Director and touring guitarist for Selena Gomez and Victoria Justice. He has also toured with Taio Cruz, The Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovato and Jessie James. While off the road, Drew is an active pedal steel session player in LA.