Deed I do
It gives me a clearer view of my fretboard and if I play something I like I can remember easier by recalling the notes. However I once thought this was a drawback as you can become reliant on the stickers but I soon realised once you have memorised scales/licks even when they were removed you can recall the notes. Awesome.
I ordered simple coloured sticker dots off of eBay and they did the job. Really great tool for learning and I can’t recommend enough. Now back to work.
So after much tweaking and playing around I realised that the one major flaw with my previous theory tuning setup was the missing common voicing for Maj, Dom, and minor chords.
So after many incarnations I soon realised I was missing one simple note in my tuning. The B.
So I added a B in the setup and all of a sudden I now have all the jazz voicings to get me off and running plus strummable chords in root position as well as the missing m6th chord.
Success. However the only drawback with that new added string is almost relearning my entire tuning. So back to the grind stone.
Check it out.
Rather than playing the clean note I was looking to to play the 5th and 3rd of the root. Ended up having to also incorporate the 4th as that gave it some tension. That clash if mastered can really get that gritty sound so here is a little sample of what I have as gritty test 1.
A song called Step
Check out some really cool T-shirts from a fellow Lap Steel Guitar player Nate Hofer. Really simple, clean, elegant designs. definitely worth a mention and I’m definitely tempted to order some.
Lap Steel Guitar Heroes and Tunings
Click this Link to Check it out.