Killing Me Softly on Hawaiian Lap Steel

by Joel Katz on December 18, 2016

I’ve been working on this arrangement for a while for my upcoming CD and experimenting with my iPhone video and angle on a tripod. The tuning is C6 high G and the key of D makes use of open string positions to give an interesting sound. It’s actually pretty tricky to play even though the motions look pretty subtle. The hard part is muting, and lifting and pulling the bar to get the right notes. Here’s a video of me playing to the track. I’ll do a tablature if people are interested. I’ll be offering steel guitar at Maui College beginning Saturday January 9, 2017. Click HERE for the video.

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Steve Alcombrack December 19, 2016 at 5:35 am

Joel, this is so nice, love the tone of your guitar and your right hand picking. The background chords are beautiful and beyond the original, I love it, I don’t know how this could be any better you are gifted Joel, the entire world hear your music, I’m so lucky to have had the opportunity to record with you, it’s one of the highlights of my life, thank you again, and this newer music your doing is putting you in a class by yourself.

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