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Georgeboards™ C6 Lessons for Beginners Lots of Good Stuff to Know About Lap Steel Guitar
Calling all Beginners to learn Lap Steel Guitar!
This is the Place to Start Learning C6th Lap Steel Guitar.
Let GeorgeBoards™ help you make the Transition to Lap Steel Playing.
Lap Steel & Non-Pedal Steel Guitar Instructions for Beginners using 6 or 8 Strings.
Our Lap Steel Guitar Instructions are among the finest offered world wide.
Over head camera angle helps you play along with the instructor.
We get you playing your lap steel guitar right away, and having a lot of fun too.
3 DVD set.
23 movies on 3 DVD discs teach you:
• String Gauges
• Tune Up C6
• Picks & Grips
• Bar Control
• Counting Up
• More Picking
• D Scale
• Linear Scales
• 1-4-5 Scales
• Blues Lick
• 7th Sounds
• Hank Sounds
• More Picking Yet
• 1-4-5 -- 2 String Slants
• More 2 String Slants
• 1-4-5 -- 3 Note Slants
• Diminished Slants
• More Diminished
• E - A Scales - Zero Position
• Blues Pattern
• Use Them All
Navigate through lessons with your remote and pause, rewind, and replay as needed for a specialized learning experience.
Wide screen: 16:9
Playing time: 128 min
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Plays in most PAL international players.
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1. Lap Steel Guitar Picking Techniques
GeorgeBoards™ Instructional On Line Content- 6 & 8 Strings
The material on thisOn Line Content focuses on picking techniques that can be used on all
Lap Steel Guitar tunings. You can easily translate this information to your own tuning.
George MR.Boards teaches these instructions in the C6th tuning C-E-G-A-C-E.
There is a Tune Up Movie to get your steel in tune with the On Line Content.
MR.Boards shows you how the Professional Players:
* Set Up the Picks for Superior Tone and String Attack
* Use Hand to String Position for Best Tone and Muting
* Align the Fingers and Thumb Picks to the Strings
* Palm Blocking for Super Clean and Accurate Quality
* Training Exercises for the ability to instantly pick then block
* Training Exercises to minimize hand movements
* Play with 2 - 3 - 4 note String Grips
* Play with Dual Finger Picks – Dual Picks with the Thumb
* Cross Picking -- Pick and Slide Moves -- Pick Blocking Examples
* Making Pedal Steel Style Slides with On Screen Motion Tabs
* DDouble Thumbin' to get more out of your leads and solos
* Roll On "Roll-Em" Trick Lick
* Hammer On "Steelin' the Blues" specialized style
* Ting Ah Ling made famous by Little Roy Wiggins and many others
2. Book 1 - 2008: Now on On Line Content
The 2nd best place to start! Even if you don't know anything about music,
this On Line Content will show you all the basics.
Let GeorgeBoards™ help you make the Transition to Lap Steel Playing.
We teach you in the C6th tuning that the Pros use and how to get a Great Sound. This Book 1 – 2008 How to Get "That Sound" On Line Content is 18 One-on-One Instructions based on actual lessons taught to students. We take the whole process down to a Molecule by Molecule approach that even the most Un-Trained Hands can Catch On to Right Away! You only need a love for "That Sound" and the Drive to accomplish any level desired. GeorgeBoards™ method will have you playing Lap Steel Guitar in no time at all and having a lot of fun learning too!
This 2008 has been updated with Player's View Camera and Graphic Overlaid Tabs.
Easy to use ELECTRONIC book!!! Everything is on camera, no paperwork needed!!!
This On Line Content plays on any computer, tablet, or smart phone!!
Quickly and Easily increase your playing proficiency with this Book 1 – 2008 How to Get "That Sound" On Line Content.
Effortlessly understand other GeorgeBoards™ On Line Content as well as other more complicated courses available today. After you have completed this On Line Content, try our other GeorgeBoards™ On Line Content or other artist's Videos and Books. You will be amazed at how much easier everything is now and at how much more you can do in such a short time. Now that your hands know what to do!!
No prior experience needed. This Book 1 - 2008 How to Get "That Sound" On Line Content is geared toward Lap Steel Guitar players who would like to learn how to get "That Sound" with the C6th tuning, low to high strings C-E-G-A-C-E.
The On Line Content also contains 17 tracks played by a professional musician. Simple chord changes on an acoustic guitar make it easy for you to play along. You'll get some great ideas by watching GeorgeBoards™ play to the track at the end of each movie.
Book 1 - 2008 How to Get "That Sound" is a full hour, Action Packed, with Eighteen Movies.
Start with the Open C Major Chord. Learn which Strings to pick, many Ways to pick, plus Techniques that Pro's use to get great tone and accurate tuning.
* Go right on to the D Major Chord and learn finger Dexterity.
* Learn several other Major Chord positions, and at the same time some easy moves that sound great.
* We show you Minor Chords too, each with more extra great sounds and easy slides.
* GeorgeBoards™ shows you a new lick on every chord position!
* Our easy 2 note scale utilizing Angle-Slants will sound good for several different chords.
* Experience the 1 - 4 - 5 Chord Progression that many songs are based on demonstrated in: Fmajor-Amajor-Cmajor.
Now on On Line Content:
1. How to get "That Sound" On Line Content
2. How to get "That Sound" Practice Tracks Audio included on the same
3. 2007 Lap Steel Guitar 101: Now on On Line Content
The best place to start! Even if you don't know anything about music,
this On Line Content set will show you all the basics.
Lap Steel Guitar Instructional On Line Content by GeorgeBoards™ New for 2007 Lap Steel Guitar 101 C6th Tuning C-E-G-A-C-E
No prior experience needed. Your best tool to start learning. Lap Steel Guitar 101 on On Line Content is geared toward steel lap enthusiasts who would like to learn the basics of playing with the C6th tuning, low to high strings C-E-G-A-C-E. The On Line Content contains 6 tracks played by professional musicians. Track 6 provides accompaniment to Steel Guitar Rag.
Let GeorgeBoards™ help you make the Transition to Lap Steel Playing. We teach you the tunings that the Pro's use and how to get a Clear, Precise Sound. This 2007 release of Lap Steel Guitar 101 C6th Tuning On Line Content covers techniques you will need to know and practice, from how to wear your picks to creating Lap Steel specific sounds like Vibrato and Harmonic Chimes. GeorgeBoards™ method will have you playing Lap Steel Guitar in no time at all and having a lot of fun learning too!
Quickly and Easily increase your playing proficiency with this Lap Steel Guitar 101 double On Line Content set. Effortlessly understand other GeorgeBoards™ On Line Content as well as many more complicated courses available today. After you have completed this On Line Content set, try additional GeorgeBoards™ On Line Content or other artist's videos and books. You will be amazed at how much easier everything is now and at how much more you can do in such a short time.
Lap Steel Guitar 101, our most comprehensive instruction!!
This Lap Steel Guitar 101 course is 2 Full hours - 2 Full On Line Content. Super camera angles put you in the player's seat. Start with proper picking hand position. Learn how to pick and mute. Practice bar control along with the On Line Content movie for smooth sounding, accurately tuned licks.
Our best, most in depth On Line Content to date! (2007)
Lap Steel Guitar 101 On Line Content set includes movies on playing:
* Major Chords, 7th Chords
* Picking and Scale Exercises
* 1-4-5 and Diminished Slants
* Blues licks
* Minor chords and Slides
* 2 note Harmonies
* Steel Guitar Rag
Now on 1 On Line Content:
1. How to play "Lap Steel Guitar 101 Part 1" On Line Content
2. How to play "Lap Steel Guitar 101 Part 2" On Line Content
3. How to play "Lap Steel Guitar 101 Practice Tracks" included on On Line Content
4. Basics and Blues 2008 for the C6th Lap Steel Guitar: Now on On Line Content
Basics and Blues 2008 is one of our most popular On Line Content.
No Previous Musical Experience is needed to understand these instructions.
Basic playing techniques movies to get you started playing Right Away!!
This On Line Content set is geared toward musicians (in particular guitar players) who would like to add some Lap Steel Guitar music to their repertoire.
The On Line Content contains 10 tracks played by professional musicians useful as accompaniment when practicing the licks learned in the lessons.
The On Line Content contains several movies including:
* C6th tune up movie
* Details on bar control that the pro's use to get that Great Sound
* 1-4-5 Chords
* 1-4-5 Angles (Slants) to get some 7th sounds
* 3 Note Angle Melting Notes
* Guitar Licks Pocket for some single note blues and power rock action
* Country Lick that works for blues and rock-n-roll too
Let our Basics and Blues instructions help you make the transition to
Lap Steel Guitar playing. They will help you quickly transfer your existing musical knowledge. The C6th tuning used in these lessons is most commonly associated with Hawaiian, Hank Williams Sr., and Western Swing music. It lends itself well to modern Blues and Power Rock because of its melodic ties to Blues and Jazz Music Theory.
These instructions are taught for a 6 string instrument
C-E-G-A-C-E low to high strings. All of GeorgeBoards™ lessons can be learned with 6-string or 8-string lap steels. C6th tuning is the same for both.
5. 2005-2006 Blues and Power Rock for the C6th Lap Steel Guitar: Now on On Line Content
Lap Steel Guitar Instructional On Line Content GeorgeBoards Method 2005-2006 Blues and Power Rock Are Easier Than Ever
This On Line Content set is geared toward musicians (in particular guitar players) who would like to add some Lap Steel Guitar music to their repertoire. The On Line Content contains 2 tracks played by professional musicians useful as accompaniment when practicing the licks learned in the lessons.
Method 2005-2006 has new camera angles, more detailed descriptions, and lots more technique.
Chapters begin with a short slide show of many of the different guitars built by GeorgeBoards.
The On Line Content contains movies that highlight and explain:
* How to get tuned up to C6th
* Which strings to pick
* Finger picking techniques
* C major scale in 2 pockets
* A major scale.
* More pockets to change keys
* Blues Lick in A
* Power Rock Scale in key of A major
* Effects box possibilities of the Lap Steel Guitar.
* Slide In and Bar Roll Rock Techniques
* Blues Scale 1
* Blues Scale 2
* Blues Exercises
* C major 7th chord
* EZ Angle/Slant
* Introduces the concept of Hammer-on and Mute in the Key of G.
* Exercise on hearing "in tune"
Method 2005-2006 Blues and Power Rock is Easier Than Ever is a favorite of musicians worldwide.
6. D String On Top: Now on On Line Content
GeorgeBoards D String On Top C 6th Tuning A-C-E-G-A-C-E-D
The D String On Top On Line Content is Action Packed - With over 112 minutes duration. This Has 50 plus Charts and TABs that can be printed on your home printer. MR.Boards Starts at Chart Page 1 and goes through to Page 27 teaching you 1st in the Key of g next we learn the same Notes in the key of e then in the key of a - this will help you to Translate these pockets and licks to any key.
There are Practice Tracks in keys: G - E - A Each Track has a different Blues feel.
These pockets - Scales - licks can be used in every type of music. It's all up to your style.
GeorgeBoards has included 4 song styles each with some easy Slides to help you to develop your own licks and style of playing.
If you are looking to expand your lead and single note playing - this is what you need !
This On Line Content is designed to play on your home television set on full screen with good audio and behave like rental movies. Use your remote control to select the movies of your choice. The pause, back up, and replay features of On Line Content's simplify the learning experience.
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1. Hank Sr. - 2008: Now on On Line Content
GeorgeBoards' version of country. Professional entertainer sings vocals and plays rhythm on the tracks.
Full Screen, Great Audio, Detailed Descriptions of the Frets and Strings. Action Packed !! 3 Songs made popular by Hank Sr.
Prior experience with the C6th tuning, low to high strings C-E-G-A-C-E, as well as basic lap steel guitar knowledge is recommended. This Hank Sr. 2008 On Line Content is geared toward Lap Steel Guitar players who would like to learn GeorgeBoards' versions of licks for imitating popular country western steel guitar sounds heard on the original recordings of Hank.
The On Line Content contains 4 tracks, played by a professional entertainer, useful as accompaniment when practicing the licks learned in the lessons.
The material presented on this On Line Content is intended for intermediate level players.
Player's perspective camera angle has super imposed tablature of critical licks directly above the instructor's hands. The Video Tabs help you learn the exact strings and fret positions note for note. The On Line Content contains movies that demonstrate GeorgeBoards' versions of licks to play as accompaniment on:
* Hey Good Lookin'
* Honky Tonkin'
* Bonus Footage: George's Version of Cold Cold Heart
* Bonus Track: Tangled Mind
These sounds will work nicely on all sorts of other country western type songs.
2. Sleepwalk - 2008: Now on On Line Content
GeorgeBoards ™ C6th Version of Sleepwalk for the Lap Steel Guitar (On Line Content)
Sleepwalk is one of our most popular On Line Content for learning song specific licks and is a favorite of lap steel guitar players worldwide.
Prior experience with the C6th tuning, low to high strings C-E-G-A-C-E, as well as basic lap steel guitar knowledge is recommended.
This Sleepwalk On Line Contentis geared toward Lap Steel Guitar players who would like to learn GeorgeBoards ™ C6th versions of licks for imitating popular steel guitar sounds heard on original recordings of Sleepwalk. The On Line Content contains 1 track, played by a professional band, useful as accompaniment when practicing the licks learned in the lessons, or as a backup track during performance.
The material presented on this On Line Content is intended for Intermediate Level Players.
The On Line Content contains movies that demonstrate GeorgeBoards ™ C6th versions of Sleepwalk licks including:
* The Intro Lick with Detailed Tabs Graphic Overlaid on the Movie
* The Melody with Graphic Tabs
* A really good passing chord into the Bridge
* The Bridge with the Ending all with Graphic Tabs
* More licks to get back to the Head of the Song
* How to make up your own licks
* The Whole Song
* C6th Tune Up movie that covers 6 & 8 String Lap Steel Guitars
* All movies have the Players View Camera to Enhance the Learning Experience
* Bonus Footage: Steelin' the Blues and EZ Speed Pickin'
3. Blue Hawaii: Now on On Line Content
C 6th Tuning A-C-E-G-A-C-E-D
You can learn this instruction on either 6 or 8 strings.
This Instructional On Line Content goes Straight to the Melody
MR.Boards Shows Two Position Variations of the Intro line.
The 5 Pages of TABs Can Be Printed on your home Printer.
There are instructions for retrieving and printing the Tabs from online storage, or GeorgeBoards can eMail them to you.
The Backing Track is a Separate Movie. MR.Boards plays along to the Backing Track for your reference.
You only need a small amount of experience to play this song.
There are a few EZ Angle Bar Slants and mostly One and Two Note Straight Bar Melody Notes.
Fun and EZ - Blue Hawaii is a must play Song in any Hawaiian Performance, it is always a Crowd Pleaser.
4. GeorgeBoards version of Hawaiian Wedding Song: Now on On Line Content
This is one of the most well known Hawaiian Songs due in part to Elvis Presley singing it in the motion picture "Blue Hawaii".
MR. Boards draws from that inspiration to create an EZ to Play Version of the tune. It is a lot of Fun to Learn and a lot of Hard Work too.
We break down the Short Version with On Screen MotionTabs.
The -Long Version- George talks you through all of the Frets and Strings, Note by Note, Phrase by Phrase.
GeorgeBoards Plays a Demonstration for you to watch as often as you need to help you Memorize the Tune.
The Backing track is also included to practice to.
C6th Tuning Low to High C-E-G-A-C-E
All of the licks and styling on this instructional On Line Content
will carry over to all of your present and future playing.
5. GeorgeBoards version of The Girl From Ipanema: Now on On Line Content
GeorgeBoards version of The Girl From Ipanema, a Jobim Classic
GeorgeBoards Version is : Easy to Learn -- Fun to play.
This On Line Content includes Detailed Movies to learn:
* The Melody in Open Position and in 2nd Position
* The Bridge in Open Position and in 2nd Position
* The Chords for the Melody and Bridge
George, MR.Boards, shows you everything on camera in Slow Motion and at Full Speed while Detailing the Frets & Strings, as well as the Fingers used to pick each Phrase.
We have full written TABS for the entire arrangement on the On Line Content. You can go online or Email for a PDF File that allows
you to print the TABS from your home printer.
6. GeorgeBoards version of Song of the Islands: Now on On Line Content
Song of the Islands is a very easy tune to play and memorize
This song is our most requested tune in the Hawaiian Style.
We have had numerous requests for this song in full detail. Here it is!!
George Boards explains the notes, strings, frets, slides, vibrato, picking.This is an EZ to learn and Fun arrangement everyone can do.
You will learn some really nice 2 note and 3 note Angle Bar Slants.
There is a classic Hawaiian Style Vamp Sound that will sound great on any song that might be needing some Hawaiian Feel or Ending.
All of the licks and styling on this instructional On Line Content will carry over to all of your present and future playing.
GeorgeBoards version - in a different key and different tuning - is an adaptation of Herb Remington's version on Herb and Rick Alexander's Tuff Fun Tab.
GeorgeBoards recomends you get their instructional.
The "Long Version" George Boards Talks you through the arrangement in slow motion.The "Short Version" includes TABS -- GeorgeBoards On Line Content Feature "On Screen" Motion TABS
The TABS are in the video and is much easier to memorize.
Demonstrated in C6th Tuning
Low to High Strings C-E-G-A-C-E
GeorgeBoards presents his version of Bye Bye Blackbird for 6 and 8 string C6th.
This classic tune will fit well in every song list. Professor Boards has created animated Charts and animated Tabs to enhance the learning experience. You will be able to download your own tabs and charts online that are printable from your home computer's printer.
Mr.Boards teaches 3 Unique Variations of the Melody - all are EZ to play and memorize. Each of the 8 Pages have 2 tabs. The lap steel guitar lesson has MR.Boards playing to the included practice track, followed by a note by note slow walk through each tab with an animated "bouncing ball" to help visualize each note and chord.
There is an Open Position melody that utilizes open stings. The Single Note Position is a really nice melody that is all on Frets #9 and Fret #10. This instructional On Line Content also has a Chord Melody too. You learn to hit 2-3-4 note chords up and down the C6 neck that produce the Melody.
The Tune Up C6 movie shows the 6 string C6 - C-E-G-A-C-E and goes on to the 8 string addition of an A Note for the low string, plus a Chromatic "D" Note on the outside.
This On Line Content includes:
• Practice Track with Chord Chart.
• 8 Pages with 2 Tabs with Download Instructions.
• 25 Animated Tabs with Professor Boards demonstrating every note and phrase.
• Tune Up C6 Movie for both 6 string and 8 string extensions.
7. GeorgeBoards.com Instructional On Line Content: It Had To Be You plus Crazy the song: Now on On Line Content
It Had To Be You
George MR. Board's Most Popular Song
Broken Down - Note by Note - Phrase by Phrase.
We make it Easy To Learn this Classic Tune. A GeorgeBoards C6th Non Pedal Steel Guitar Version of the Harry Conick Jr. Arrangement.
The Practice Track is included for you to play along with. George has included his On Screen Motion Tabs to Enhance the Learning Experience.
As an added Bonus -- MR. Boards has included his version of the Classic Willie Nelson Song "Crazy" made Famous by Patsy Cline .
8. GeorgeBoards™ Version of MoonGlow: Now on On Line Content
Demonstrated in C6th Tuning
Low to High Strings C-E-G-A-C-E
MoonGlow - GeorgeBoards? Version C6th Tuning A-C-E-G-A-C-E-D
Great American Song Book Classic Easy to Learn -- Fun to play.
This On Line Content includes Detailed Movies to learn: The Melody, The Bridge and Solo Notes, & The Chords for the Melody and Bridge.
George MR.Boards shows you every thing on camera in Slow Motion and at Full Speed while Detailing the Frets Strings as well as the Fingers used to pick each Phrase.
We have full written TABs for the entire arrangement that are on the On Line Content. There is a link with detailed instructions on how to Download the Tabs from the Internet and print with your computer.
This On Line Content is designed to play on your home television set on full screen with good audio and behave like rental movies. Use your remote control to select the movies of your choice. The pause, back up, and replay features of On Line Content simplify the learning experience.
$12.99 ONLINE - no shipping required