Watch the Lonesome Steel online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Country Guitar 5: Lick Vocabulary
Lonesome Steel - Lick 4 is a video guitar lesson presented by Jason Loughlin and is sourced from 50 Country Masters Licks You MUST Know.
This lick is based on the lapsteel intro to Hank William's cover of "Long Gone Lonesome Blues". This tune was released in 1950 and was Hank's firt number 1 hit. The B side was "My Son Calls Another Man Daddy". This type of steel intro is using the interval of a sixth, which means two notes that are six scale steps apart. We are moving them through the key and targeting the chord tones of each chord we are playing over. Lap steel players liked to connect these intervals with chromatic passing tones.