Watch the Lap Steel: Study 2 online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Country Guitar 9: Advanced Lick Vocabulary

Lap Steel: Study 2 - Performance is a video guitar lesson presented by Jason Loughlin and is sourced from Country Guitar Survival Guide: Lead Edition.


Now that we've have learned some cool ways to use the 6th chord and its inversions, we're going to attack another characteristic of the lap steel guitar. In the middle of its tuning (C-E-G-A-C-E) is a major second interval. So, we will work in some pretty three note voicings that will have two notes a scale step apart from each other. Some of the other techniques in this examples will include artificial harmonics, hammer-ons and pull-offs, harmonizing the blues scale with 6th chords, backwards sweeps, tone and volume swells and my favorite Speedy West trick. The licks and tricks in this study were inspired by players like Jerry Byrd, Speedy West, Herb Remington and Leon McAuliffe.