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Basic C6th Nonpedal Lap Steel Method by DeWitt Scott (Book/Online Video)

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Basic C6th Nonpedal Lap Steel Method by DeWitt Scott (Book and Online Video)

Made famous by the legendary Jerry Byrd, the C6 tuning [CEGACE] for the non-pedal lap steel guitar has many advantages due to its versatility. The tuning is especially useful in playing two and three-string chord combinations and for easy single-string passages. Patience, dedication and many hours of practice are needed to perfect the "slant" bar positions, especially the reverse slants, but the end result is well worth the effort. This excellent text, written by Steel Guitar and Country Music Hall of Fame member DeWitt Scott, is written in standard notation and tablature.  Includes access to online audio.    

This method starts at square one on the 6-string lap steel, and takes you gradually through simple songs and techniques to finished arrangements of classics like "Aloha Oe" and "St. Louis Blues". Even advanced players will enjoy Scotty's arrangements towards the end of the book.


  • Aloha Oe      
  • Amazing Grace      
  • Aura Lee       Arr. Herb Remington
  • Banks Of The Ohio      
  • Bile Dem Cabbage Down      
  • Byrds      
  • Can I Sleep In Your Barn Tonight Mister?      
  • Careless Love      
  • Clock Wise      
  • Country Style Steel      
  • Greensleeves      
  • I'll Be All Smiles Tonight      
  • I'm Thinking Tonight Of My Blue Eyes      
  • Joy To The World      
  • Little Brown Jug      
  • Lovely Maori Girl      
  • Mexican Dance      
  • My Wild Irish Rose      
  • On Top Of Old Smokey      
  • Precious Memories      
  • Precious Memories In Harmony      
  • Red River Valley      
  • Sandy Ann      
  • Shenandoah      
  • Sidewalks Of Nashville      
  • St. Louis Blues      
  • Swedish Waltz      
  • The Great Speckled Bird      
  • The Scottish Waltz      
  • Wabash Cannonball      
  • Waltzing With Brenda      
  • Wildwood Flower      



Product Number: 95666M
Format: Book + Online Audio
Difficulty: Beginning
Pages: 96
Binding: Squareback Saddle Stitch
Size: 8.75 x 11.75
ISBN: 078668819X
ISBN13: 978-07866-8819-7
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published: 4/30/2015


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