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Back-Up Pedal Steel Guitar by DeWitt Scott (Book + Online Audio)

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Back-Up Pedal Steel Guitar by DeWitt Scott (Book + Online Audio)

Over a hundred short phrases to fill the spaces between lyrics, and a variety of intros and endings to go with them. Demo songs include:

  1. Someday I'd Like To Play The Steel Guitar
  2. Wabash Cannonball
  3. Scotty's Blues
  4. The Great Speckled Bird
  5. Amazing Grace

*Note that this is the same course that we used to sell with a CD under the title "E9 Back-up Behind The Singer".  Mel Bay has now reissued it with a new cover and online audio.  Different format, same content.

The following courtesy of Mel Bay Publications:

One of the most important requirements when playing behind a singer is to know "when not to play." This book explains many different pedal-steel fills that can complement the singer. In notation and tablature. Includes access to online audio.


  • Explanation of Signs and Symbols
  • The Pedal Steel Guitar
  • Pedal Steel Guitar Tuning Chart
  • Setting Up the Pedal Steel Guitar
  • Right-  and Left-Hand Positions 
  • Steel-Guitar Heritage
  • Someday I'd Like to Play the Steel Guitar, Version #1
  • The Steel Break 
  • Fill-In Artists/Stylists
  • The Vibrato
  • Someday I'd Like to Play the Steel Guitar, Version #2
  • Someday I'd Like to Play the Steel Guitar, Version #3 
  • Someday I'd Like to Play  the Steel Guitar,  Version #4 
  • The Steel Guitar Hall of Fame, Inc 
  • Wabash Cannonball
  • Scotty's Blues
  • 1980s and 1990s Country Stylists
  • The Great Speckled Bird
  • Amazing Grace




Product Number: 94716M 
Format: Book + Online Audio 
Skill Level: Intermediate 
Notation Type: Standard Notation and Tab 
Pages: 80 
Binding: Squareback Saddle Stitched 
Size: 8.75 x 11.75 
ISBN: 0-7866-9708-3 
ISBN13: 978-07866-9708-3
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications, Inc. 
Date Published: 6/7/2016
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