Category Archives: C6 Lap Steel Guitar

Chord Practice – E9 pedal steel & C6 lap steel guitar

Chord Practice – E9 pedal steel & C6 lap steel guitar

This is a basic chord exercise that I give to my students. There is a chord chart and an Audio track to play along with. The audio plays the chords three times through.

CHORDS:

4 beats per measure. Click on the image to enlarge:

PracticeTrack2

 

AUDIO: Practice Track 2:

 

E9 Pedal Steel Guitar – chord positions:

The chart below shows the same chords and the chord positions on E9 pedal steel guitar. The number above the chord is the FRET you place your bar on to play that chord. The A, B indicates Pedals A, B, standard E9 tuning. Pick any combination of strings 3,4,5,6,8,10 to play the chords.

 

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PracticeTrack2PSG

 

 

C6 Lap Steel Guitar – chord positions

The chart below¬†shows the same chords and the chord positions¬†on¬†C6 lap steel guitar. The number above the chord is the FRET you place your bar on to play that chord. Keep in mind… to play a¬†major chord on the fret indicated omit¬†the A string. To play a minor¬† chord on the fret indicated omit the G string.

 

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PracticeTrack2LapSteelC6

 

The track is also handy for practicing the major scale (G major) and the harmonized scale, and licks, etc. Enjoy

Will the Circle Be Unbroken – EZ C6 lap steel guitar

Will the Circle Be Unbroken – EZ C6 lap steel guitar

Here’s an easy arrangement of an old classic. The audio is just the lap steel played to a click track and rhythm guitar. It’s a little rough, but you get the basic idea! Enjoy

 

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WillTheCircleBeUnbroken_1 WillTheCircleBeUnbroken_2

 

AUDIO:

 

Backing Track:

 

Scarborough Fair – EZ C6 lap steel guitar

Scarborough Fair – EZ C6 lap steel guitar

Here’s an easy version of Scarborough Fair in the key of Am. 3/4 time. Much of it is played using the open strings. When an open string and a “barred” string are played together you need to lift the rear of the bar up to allow the open string to be heard and touch the nose of the bar to the other string. Tip the bar up and use the nose only. That happens in measures 3, 6, 11, 15, 16. No audio for this one. I think you know this tune. Enjoy

 

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Scarborough Fair

 

Akaka Falls – C6 lap steel guitar

AKAKA FALLS РC6 lap steel guitar Рaudio & tablature

This is a pretty Hawaiian tune in 3/4 time. I’m playing a 1940s Gibson Century 6 on the recording. Enjoy.

 

AUDIO:

TABLATURE:

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AkakaFalls111  AkakaFalls222  AkakaFalls333

Practice Track:

 

 

C6 Lap Steel Guitar – Speedpicking

SPEEDPICKING on Lap Steel Guitar, C6 tuning

 

Below is audio and tablature for a speedpicking solo I recorded a while back. 6-string lap steel guitar, C6 tuning. Pick blocking is very important for this style of playing. Enjoy

 

AUDIO:

TABLATURE – PDF –¬†Click on the link…¬†C6LapSteelSpeedpicking