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Hawaiian Lap Style Slide Guitar With Steve Dawson

By Steve Dawson

Hawaiian Lap Style Slide Guitar With Steve Dawson composed by Steve Dawson. For Guitar (Lap Steel). Boxed. Hawaiian. Intermediate. DVD. Duration 108 minutes. Published by Learn Roots Music (MB.SDDVD02).

Let Steve introduce you to his amazing world of Lap Style Slide Guitar in C tuning (CGCGCD) in this easily accessible lesson for the intermediate slide player. 'Steve has evolved into a musical chameleon, whether appearing with his group Zubot and Dawson, the avant-folk quartet The Great Uncles of the Revolution or blues legend Jim Byrnes, and now, he proves he's a great teacher too!' In this lesson, Steve focuses on his specialized style of playing lap-style slide in open C tuning. Using an original country blues to show how he plays in C major, Steve moves through the mixolydian mode (flat 7ths) and into the C minor scale with a song demonstration on each while showing his unique techniques throughout. All licks are shown for the left and right hands with slow, easy to understand instruction and then played up to speed with lots of tips along the way. Steve will have you improvising in no time at all with this great lesson for the lap style slide player! NOTE: On this DVD Steve uses a variation of the CGCEGC tuning: CGCGCD.

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  • January 21, 2015 "Slide Guitar?"

    It's weird that he calls this "slide guitar". Most people call it a lap steel which is very different from slide guitar. He must be the only person in the world to refer to lap steel as "slide guitar".

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  • March 06, 2009 Dawson, great teacher.

    Dawson's video was very helpful and useful. He is not so self-absorbed like some who put out videos to demonstrate how well and fast "they" can play. He demonstrated slowly enough and repeated enough to learn, but I was not bored. I would recommend this video for anyone...

    who wants to play a Weissenborn or other lap steel. I usually play folk with a 6-string and am enjoying venturing into new experiences.

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