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Tele players have always loved to emulate other instruments. Whether, it’s banjo rolls or pedal steel bends country guitarist have never had to apologize for their instrument envy.
In this lesson I’m going to teach you some basic lap steel
All of these inversions can be chromatically walked down a whole step to form a new chord quality. The chord becomes a dominant 9th chord. There are an endless number of way to get from one to the other. Lap steel players usually grab three strings at a time. So, what I like to do is alternate between grabbing the top three strings and the bottom three strings of the chord as I’m walking into my dominant 9th chord.
Ok, now we need learn a couple of embellishments. There are two simple approaches to these major 6th chords. You can slide into any of these inversions from a half step underneath or above. Try to incorporate as many slides as possible. Don’t forget we are trying to emulate a slide