Triads Exercise C Major Chord Scale

So after countless hours of study. I decided to take a methodical approach and go back to basics and start from fresh. As triads are the building blocks of chords and more advanced voicings. Discovering my  E13#9/F Bebop tuning has been a challenge but is rewarding after I discover little gems for practice like this.

I have been meticulously cataloging and creating my E13#9/F Book to help me along this lonely road. With Universal thoughts on my mind – i.e. one tuning that has all I need.

So here is a snippet with Notation and TAB to give you a glimpse as to what is to come.

Triads – Major Chord Scale

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Autumn Leaves revisited

So just revisiting Autumn Leaves. Looking at a few changes and decisions.

I used a F#m7 voicing initially and then later use the b5 in there. A few additional pedal style changes and some drop 2 voicings. Octaves I haven’t decided if I should swap them for single notes at speed or keep octaves. Guess I need to test them both and change depending on the situation.

Keep Steelin’

 

Practice Tips

Mastering an instrument takes time so be patient and always practice with a metronome and start off SLOW.

Tips for Practice To Remember :

  • Schedule regular practice time.
  • Use your time for practice efficiently.
  • learn your fretboard notes
  • learn how to construct chords
  • ALWAYS use a metronome
  • ALWAYS practice slowly and only increase speed once mastered at a slower tempo
  • warm up with a combination of scales and chords
  • Practice chords and their inversions in different positions
  • Practice scales up and down the neck
  • Practice a song
  • Free-Play to just improvise along your fretboard. This is important as it helps also train the ear. Be patient.
  • The information contained on this site can take a lifetime to master but most importantly Have fun.

Who Are Your Lap Steel Guitar Heroes?

The best that ever did it in my opinion. RIP.
The best that ever did it in my opinion. RIP.

Who Are Your Lap Steel Guitar Heroes? Or Inspiration?

  • Maurice Anderson
  • Billy Robinson
  • Bobbe Seymour
  • Jerry Byrd
  • Herb Remington
  • Darrick Campbell
  • Mike Neer
  • Ben Harper
  • Bill Hatcher

These are just the few that pop out of my head but I know there are many other legends that I have left off.

Lap Steel Guitar Stand With Adjustable Legs

Lap Steel Guitar Stand
Lap Steel Guitar Stand

Playing Lap Steel Guitar on one’s Lap Steel Guitar although looks good can cause all sorts of neck and back ache after long hours of practice. Plus playing using a stand placing your Lap Steel Guitar at an adequate height is the way forward. This reduces any causes 0f wrist, neck or back injury in the long term.

A Projector stand is a great affordable solution to place your Lap Steel Guitar on.  Portable, adjustable legs and light enough also includes carry handle and easily removable telescopic legs etc. Essentially exactly what you want.

been using one for years.

Here is the exact model I use however there may be newer versions which do the same thing.

Da-Lite Project-O-Stand Model 203