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Slant Bar Practice

 

Here are some short passages that demonstrate "Jerry Byrd's Slant Bar Style" of playin' the Hawaiian Steel Guitar.

 

 

 

Unless otherwise noted ... all will be in the C6/A7 Tuning ...

 

(lo to hi) C# E G A C E

 

 

 

 

Slant 1 ...

 

Slant 1 mp3

Slant 1 rhythm mp3

 

 

 

Slant 2 ...

 

Slant 2 mp3

Slant 2 rhythm mp3

 

* Remember ... it's a C# at the bottom (6th string)

 

 

 

Slant 3 ...

 

Slant 3 mp3

Slant 3 rhythm mp3

 

 

Slant 4 ...

 

Slant 4 mp3

Slant 4 Rhythm mp3

 

 

Slant 5 ...

 

Slant 5 mp3

Slant 5 Rhythm mp3

 

 

Slant 6 ...

 

* This one is done using "Palm Harmonics" *

 

 

Slant 6 mp3

Slant 6 Rhythm mp3

 

 

 

Your FINAL EXAM ...

 

This one is in E9 tunin' ... (lo to hi) ... D E F# G# B E

 

Slant 7 ...

 

Slant 7 mp3

Slant 7 rhythm mp3

 

*The last few measures are done while holdin' the reverse slant position ... playin' arpeggios