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Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
First Lessons Lap Steel Guitar is a fun and easy approach to learning the lap steel guitar. Author Jay Leach explains the basics of the instrument including bar control, picking, and string groups, with fun exercises to play. This book also includes several catchy tunes and accompanying online audio with play-along tracks.
First Lessons Lap Steel
How to Tune
Good String Gauges
The Picks (Hot water to adjust thumbpick)
Holding the Bar/Using correct pressure
Right Hand Position with Picks
Picking String Groups
Slide Exercises with different string groups
Simple Slide Phrases
Slide Phrases with different string groups
Beginning to Make Music
What does (I), (IV), (V) mean?
Playing I IV V Chords in different keys
Now the Fun Begins!
Slide Exercises to practice playing in tune
Simple tuning change to play the blues
The “Modified Blues”
Back to C6th
“Three Blind Mice”
About the Author
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