For Lap Steel and Non-Pedal Models
Lesson 1: Lap steel and Dobro star Cindy Cashdollar starts with the basics of C6 tuning and the proper use of the bar, picks and volume pedal. You'll learn essential techniques, such as bar slams, octave slides, palm and pick blocking and other devices, and you'll move into more advanced territory with chord inversions, back-up licks, harmony lines, scales, chord grips, bar slants, augmented chords and much more.
Practice playing classic country songs right along with Cindy and her back-up band in both slowed down and up-to-speed versions. Before you know it, you'll be soloing like a pro on Cold, Cold Heart, San Antonio Rose and other great tunes.
Lesson 2: Continue your exploration of non-pedal and lap steel guitar* as Cindy Cashdollar moves you into more advanced territory with techniques derived from the playing of Leon McCauliffe, Joachim Murphy and other great traditional players. You'll learn to use a variety of harmonics, develop speed and accuracy with single-string scales and exercises, and expand your musical possibilities with the chord inversions and special licks that give the steel its unique sound.
This lesson is packed full of invaluable information: riff patterns, slides into chord changes, descending lines, major to minor transitions, chord substitutions, blues licks and progressions, harmonic "answers" with volume swells, and much more.
Best of all, you'll learn note-for-note solos for classic western swing tunes, and will be playing these classic tunes right along with Cindy and her back-up band -- in slowed down and up-to-speed versions: Steel Guitar Rag, Blues Stay Away From Me and Right or Wrong.
*These methods can be easily applied to six-string lap steel or Dobro as well.