The sound of sacred steel guitar has been bringing House of God congregations to depths of emotion and heights of joyous exhilaration since it was first introduced to worship in the 1930s. In recent years, the Campbell Brothers band, with Darick Campbell's riveting 8-string lap steel playing, have taken the power and brilliance of this African American gospel music to secular audiences worldwide.
This DVD gives you a close-up look at Darick's lap steel technique and teaches you to play in his unique style. He discusses essentials such as tuning, string blocking, bar technique, hammer-ons, vibrato and octave licks. You'll see how he uses volume and tone controls, wah-wah pedal and other devices to give his playing its singing, "vocal" quality. Combining bass, chord and melody, he plays and breaks down three gospel standards: Amazing Grace, I'll Fly Away and Walk with Me, Lord.
Play-along sections, with backup by the Campbell Brothers, will help you develop your own skills on the instrument and give you the opportunity to practice the songs and ideas you have learned.