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Aug 24, 2019 - 12:37:45 AM

JKabilly

Australia

86 posts since 3/23/2013

Starting up this subject, because why not? Haha

Does anyone play C6 Lap Steel on here? What are the best learning materials, as someone with not that much experience on the Lap Steel, there doesn't seem to be much learning materials around.

Is it really that rare of a tuning for that instrument for people to be playing? Haha

Edited by - JKabilly on 08/24/2019 00:59:49

Aug 24, 2019 - 6:20:02 AM

MickG

USA

1079 posts since 4/24/2003

I play C6 tuning lap steel. C6 is a popular tuning and very versatile, although it requires to be able to perform forward and reverse slants, etc. Other tunings are more suitable for Blues, Rock, etc. There is plenty of info, tabs, etc. available.

Check out the Steel Guitar Forum for lap steel.
https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewforum.php?f=13&sid=19477566034caff3d229d7e9b0d6a90c

Mick

Aug 24, 2019 - 6:41:10 AM

MickG

USA

1079 posts since 4/24/2003

Here is a site dedicated to C6 and has good beginner info

http://steelc6th.com/index.htm

Mick

Aug 24, 2019 - 8:40:39 AM

55 posts since 4/3/2009

I play a little. learned a lot from Troy Brenningmeyer's site, lessonswithtroy.com.

Aug 26, 2019 - 1:53:37 AM

JKabilly

Australia

86 posts since 3/23/2013

Great to hear there are others on here, I started off with some Troy Brenningmeyer lessons, when I first got my lap steel last year in September, started off with E strings I think, tried a few d tuning lessons and g tuning lessons. Then I decided that I wanted to learn C6, I tried tuning them up to C6, and learnt nope that's too far of a stretch hahaha, the strings didn't break but I overstretched my 6th string and it had a buzz in it after that, then I decided to get some C6 strings. Canceled my sub earlier this year, I had to cut back a bit, when I was starting up my own business, but ye Troy Brenningmeyer really explains things greatly, I might re-subscribe to him, I then gave Lap Steel a break for a few months, just getting back into it now, just bought DeWitt Scotts book. Scotty has a bigger library of tabs in c6 tuning than Brenningmeyer, but I still find Brenningmeyer's teaching better, and Scotty does start of at a pretty basic level, not that there is anything wrong with that, but I think Scotty's book is more aimed for people that are completely new to stringed instruments, what I have however found, is he has a awesome version of Greensleeves in a wild western style, and also has more Western Swing.

And thanks for the sites @MickG of course there had to be a forum hiding somewhere for lap steel.

Nothing wrong with a bit Hawaiin as well, no matter the genre, Lap Steel is always a pretty good instrument to relax on.

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