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Steel guitar lead                                                               Jimmy Bryant shows you how to play country guitar

STEEL GUITAR RAG

LEAD

                     Diagram explanation - "Finger pattern" for the lead part.

The numbered circles are places on the neck where you place your fingers to pick the notes.  This series of numbered circles is referred to as the FINGER PATTERN.

In the finger pattern there are sharp and flat notes: a flat note is designated with a ( - )sign; sharp notes are designated with a ( + ) sign. These notes are refered to as 'Plus Notes'.

The row of numbers, for example 11234454, under the left side of the  diagram is the picking sequence.  Place your finger on the numbered circle shown and pick the string.  When the number is repeated, pick it again.

Under the right side of each diagram we tell you how many time to play or repeat each diagram pattern.

Two or three numbers underlined by a black bar are picked together as one note: Example-  1 4  1 5 3

Intro's:  The introduction, placed at the beginning of a song leads to the first chorus and is not repeated thereafter during the song.

The Bend: Pick the note and  holding the string down firmly, push it sideways, raising the pitch of the tone. Marking for a bend ( B ).

Roll-off (pull off):  The roll-off is accomplished by picking the string on the fret number shown and then quickly lifting the finger. Marking for a roll-of ( R).

Hammer-ons:  To play a 'hammer-on', place your finger on the fret behind the proper location to sound the correct note, then pick the string and drop your finger down quickly on the proper fret.  Marking for a hammer-on ( H).


Note: (Sound Track) You will be led through each note by diagram, voice instruction, and by hearing the music played.  There are two solo tracks for each part: (slow  and  normal speed). Then you hear the entire song as originally recorded with the opportunity for you to fill in the missing part and play guitar with Jimmy Bryant!

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         STEEL GUITAR RAG  

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      SOUND TRACK (tuning)
   

  SOUND TRACK (Rhythm slow speed)
  

    SOUND TRACK (Rhythm  normal speed)
                                                      
                                                  
   SOUND TRACK (Lead slow speed)
 
                                              
    SOUND TRACK (Lead normal speed)
 

    SOUND TRACK (complete song - lead missing - rhythm missing) 




Steel Guitar Rag

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