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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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Ergonomics

Let’s face it, pedal steel guitars weren’t built for comfort. At least mine wasn’t, but I think they’ve come a long way since the ’60s. I’ve spent a bit of time during my recent practice sessions paying attention to what

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