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Watch the Pedal Steel 1 online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Country Guitar 5: Lick Vocabulary

Pedal Steel 1 - Lick 1 is a video guitar lesson presented by Joe Dalton and is sourced from 100 Twang Thangs.

In this example, we are simply arpeggiating the chord and resolving the non-chordal tone by bending the note up a whole step. As I read that line back, it didn't sound simple. An arpeggio is playing the chord one note at a time. The non-chordal tone is the "E" on the ninth fret. The D chord contains the notes D F# A. The "E" doesn't belong. Bending the "E" up a whole step gives you the "F#". Support the bend properly with the first and second finger of the left hand. Don't pick too hard on the right hand. Try different rhythms and different orders of notes.