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Intonation: By Eye

Another way to be in tune is to focus on the fretboard. Develop your ability to precisely move the bar to the fretline. One technique that I think Joe Wright suggests is moving between intervals – start with a semitone,

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Intonation: By Ear

Developing your ear: I have tried different approaches to developing my ability to hear notes accurately. Beats: When you tune a note against another one and they are close but not quite in tune, ‘beats’ are produced. These beats slow

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Intonation

Howdy everyone, it’s been a long time since I posted. Not for want of trying but because I was having problems with my blog software..88| and I call myself a web developer 😳 Intonation: Intonation, playing in tune, is a

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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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