Sunday, January 6, 2008

Guitar Lick - Pedal Steel Imitation

Today's guitar lick looks at ways to emulate a pedal steel guitar on a standard electric guitar. Pedal steels are played horozinotally and with a metal slide across the strings. They are commmonly used in country music. They have the bluesy qulaity of slide guitar but the twang of a telecaster combined. In a rock context David Gilmour of Pink Floyd has also used a pedal steel. Today's lick though tries to emmulate the typical sound you'd hear on a country music track.

The lick incorporates fretted notes played in conjuntion with bends. To my ears I always shoot for a cross between a freight train and a humna voice as a target sound to mimic.