Jerry Byrd

The Master Of Touch And Tone


Jerry Byrd

INSTRUCTION COURSE FOR STEEL GUITAR

This book comes in a large 3-ring heavy cover with a plastic holder for the cassette tapes. Included are two 2-track stereo Rhythm/Demonstration tapes. Steel Guitar by Jerry Byrd is on track 1 and trio accompaniment in on track 2.  This allows the student to turn off track 1 and play with the trio. Covers material in books 1 and 2.

CHAPTER ONE - 20 Lessons

Basic technique with photos illustrating correct bar hand and picking hand postures; forward and reverse slants; muting or blocking as done with the pick hand, etc.

Covers tuning's A; E; E7th; C#m; C#m-9th and their relationships.

The correct way to play palm harmonics And much more. Even if you have played all your life this section will give you new insight and will help you improve your playing immediately.

CHAPTER TWO - 20 Lessons

PART I - (E-13th Tuning) (3 Lessons)

3 full playing arrangements; tuning charts, etc.

PART II - (B-11th Tuning) (4 Lessons)

4 full, professional arrangements; tuning charts, etc.

PART III - (C-6th Tuning) (13 Lessons)

Includes charts; in-depth study of chords; chord positions; chord progressions; how to build chords, etc. An arrangement in full professional mode included with every lesson. A complete listing of every playable tuning (18 in all) for steel guitar; correct recommended string gauges for all strings, plus much more valuable material.

CHAPTER THREE - 20 Lessons

Contains probably the most valuable material of all - dealing with the problem of how to learn to read notes as it applies to steel guitar. This material is a new approach and so designed as to make it easy and understandable. You will learn:

Key Designation: sharp (#) keys; flat (b) keys, and how to ascertain which notes of any scale are involved. How to read a simple lead sheet - or sheet music. Scale charts and scale positions on the most used keys: C-D-Eb-E-F-G-Ab-A-Bb and how to use them. Simple practice melodies and full arrangements. Written tests with correct answers in the appendix. How to make the transition from numbers to notes. How to add the harmony notes to a lead melody.

PLUS

Playing tips on how to change tunings quickly and accurately; a natural, correct way to play with an even tremolo or vibrato with the left hand, and may other things too numerous to detail here.

This book comes in a large 3-ring heavy cover with a plastic holder for the cassette tapes. Included are two 2-track stereo Rhythm/Demonstration tapes or CDs. Steel Guitar by Jerry Byrd is on track 1 and trio accompaniment in on track 2.  This allows the student to turn off track 1 and play with the trio. Covers material in books 1 and 2. 

Book & 2 CDs #BYRD17 $95.00 + $8.50 (S/H US)
2 CD Set Only #BYRD16 $16.00 

 


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