Watch the Beg, Borrow and Steel online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Country Guitar 9: Advanced Lick Vocabulary

Beg, Borrow and Steel - Lick #32 is a video guitar lesson presented by Jason Loughlin and is sourced from 50 Rockabilly Licks You MUST Know.


A popular tuning for lap steel guitar is a C6 tuning. This lick invokes the lap steel guitar sound, by walking 6th chords inversions down the neck. We'll end with a tone sweep in the style of Speedy West or Leon McAuliffe. This was something lap steel players would do to imitate trumpets with plungers mutes.