Yearly Archives: 2012

Free Jazz

oh yeah, baby! I got involved with some crazy South London cats last weekend, and before I knew what was happening we were in a rehearsal studio, freaking out with some free jazz improvisation! They were a great bunch of

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My New Universal

I picked up my little Universal 12 string last weekend. A long time in coming and a lot of work done in preparation (moving from three picks to four, watching an *awful* lot of Jeff Newman instructional videos about C6

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Tuning by Harmonics

This information is courtesy of James Crowbear, taken from the British Steelies website Before tuners, tuning by harmonics was the way start by tuning your Es ( 4&8 ) w: pedals A&B down to 440, 441 or 442 whichever you

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Half Pedalling on the A Pedal

Half pedalling is something I’ve kind of steered away from. Always seemed a bit inaccurate, a bit risky, a bit of a fudge. But steel players can’t get enough changes. The more changes, the more options. And each single change

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4 picks versus 3

I have recently changed from using three picks to four. Why Bother? The reason why I changed is because I have a 12 string Uni coming my way and from what I’ve seen of C6 players and Uni players, most

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