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Hal Leonard Lap Steel Guitar Method
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Hal Leonard Lap Steel Guitar Method

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Author: Johnie Helms

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Table of Contents

About the Author
Acknowledgments
A Brief History
Introduction to the Lap Steel
Accessories and Necessities
Picks
The Bar
Lap Steel Guitar Tunings
Open G Tuning
String Gauges
Posture
Right- and Left-Hand Technique
The Picking Hand
Holding The Lap Steel Bar
Tablature
Music Notation
Scales
Major Scale
Chords in the Key of G
Basic Major Chords
Key Positions
Blocking
Palm Blocking
Left-Hand Blocking
The Bar Bounce
Vibrato
More Techniques
Slants
String Pulls
Licks in Open G
Open D Tuning
D Major Scale
Chords in the Key of D
Basic Major Chords
Key Positions
Licks in Open D
Open a Tuning
A MaJOR SCaLE
Chords in the Key of a
Basic Major Chords
Key Positions
Licks in Open a
Open E Tuning
E Major Scale
Chords in the Key of E
Basic Major Chords
Key Positions
Licks in Open E
Appendix: Music Notation
The Staff
The Top Number Tells You How Many Beats Are In One Measure. The Bottom Number Tells You What Kind Of Note Will Receive One Beat. NOTES

The Hal Leonard Lap Steel Guitar Method is designed for anyone just learning to play the six-string lap steel guitar. This comprehensive and easy-to-use beginner's guide by country music veteran Johnie Helms includes many fun songs and hot licks to learn and play. The accompanying online audio contains 95 tracks of hot licks and cool songs for demonstration and play along. Topics include tunings, chords, scales, key positions, right- and left-hand techniques, vibrato, string pulls, slants, music reading, and much more!

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