Traditional Country Lap Steel Basics and Fundamentals for G/G6/D/E Tunings

Though the world of lap steel guitar is very broad, here we will focus on six-string electric lap steel in some basic tunings for traditional country style playing. This includes G, G6, D, and E tuning. These fundamental tunings will help later on when exploring more complicated tunings on guitars with more strings and even more than one neck! This style of playing is pre-pedal/lever, but still utilizes an amplifier opposed to acoustic-type lap guitars. We will explore some classic turnarounds, kick-offs, fills, solos, use of volume swells with the volume knob and/or volume pedal, helpful scales, and common country chord patterns/modulations.

Prerequisite: Level 1



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Traditional Country Lap Steel Basics and Fundamentals for G/G6/D/E Tunings

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