Tag: Technique

metronome

Wow almost a year since my last post, very slack! Then Dave from the British Steelies Society said he’d read by blog and that it could be useful to other fledgling steelies. So I thought I’d try and catch up

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size isn’t everything : volume matters

I’ve been recording myself recently. A painful step to take but a great way to hear what you’re doing wrong. My Volume Pedal use was glaringly horrible in a number of ways: Overuse – everything was a fade in Consistency

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slow down!

on a blogging roll today, but i’ve felt :idea:inspired:idea: on the psg recently. not good at it, but inspired! another thing I’ve found really helpful to my practising is playing really really slowly. just taking a phrase and really slowing

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use the force

One of the things that Winnie Winston suggests is trying to play with your eyes shut. I’ve started doing that and it’s brilliant. Very frustrating to begin with, not least for my neighbours, but pays dividends. In my opinion it

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Theremin

Another thing that BJ Cole pointed out in my playing was that my vibrato stopped and started whenever my concentration was taken up by something else: pushing pedals, lever, picking. even just moving the bar. He encouraged me to try

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