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Instruments > Guitar > Dobro & Lap Steel with Andy Hall

Resophonic Guitar & Lap Steel
with Andy Hall

Andy Hall captures his skillful bluegrass playing in this extensive library of resophonic guitar & lap steel lessons. Students in the reso guitar course have access to video lessons, guitar tabs, backing tracks and more. Learn how to play lap steel and resophonic guitar from a bluegrass master.

 Chop chords & strumming  Exercises in creating solos

 Rolls & picking patterns  Gear talk & alternate tunings

What You'll Learn

What makes these resonator guitar lessons truly unique is that this is the only place online preserving the teaching feedback of Andy Hall through the library of videos submitted by students using the ArtistWorks Video Exchange Learning® platform. Andy reviewed each submission and recorded a video response, offering specific guidance to the student to take their guitar playing to the next level. All students can access the Video Exchange library of over 1,000 Video Exchanges and watch these interactions with Andy. This library is comprehensive and may contain the key to unlock your playing.

About Andy Hall

Andy Hall graduated from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA with a degree in Music Production and Engineering. Andy is a founding member of the acclaimed band, The Infamous Stringdusters, who in 2007 won 3 IBMA awards for their debut album, Fork In The Road. He has also released 3 albums of his own: Aquafier (2010), The Sound Of The Slide Guitar (2007), and Redwing (2004). Andy has played resophonic guitar with many legends in the studio and on stage with Dolly Parton, Earl Scruggs, Emmylou Harris, Zack Brown, Charlie Daniels. Andy brings forth a new generation attitude and remarkable passion toward the traditional resophonic guitar in the online lessons at ArtistWorks.

Resophonic Guitar and Lap Steel Lessons

Basic Dobro

Introduction To Basic Dobro
History of The Dobro
Parts of The Dobro
How To Hold The Dobro
Picks, Capo, and Gear
Names of the Strings and Tuning
Changing Your Strings
How To Wear The Picks
How To Read Tabs
Basic Right Hand Technique
Developing the Thumb
Under The Bar
Basic Left Hand Technique
Getting The Hands Working Together
“Mary Had A Little Lamb”
The Key of G
“Will The Circle Be Unbroken”
“Cripple Creek” - Key of G
Sliding Exercise 1
“Meadowlark” - Key of G
Introduction To Chords
C Major Scale
“Wildwood Flower” - Key of C
Basic Chord Progressions
“The Camptown Races”
Basic Rhythm Chops
Beginning Forward Rolls
Beginning Reverse Rolls
D Major Scale
“Midnight On The Stormy Deep”
Playing Standing Up
Using a Capo
Right Hand Technique
Learning The Neck
How To Learn Songs By Ear
Ear Training Exercise 1
“Amazing Grace”
“Old Joe Clark” - Key of A
“Maiden's Prayer”
“Aloha Oe”
“Poor Boy's Delight”
“The Little Girl I Left Behind Me”
“Goodbye Liza Jane”
“I am a Pilgrim”
“Mountain Sage”
“In the Sweet By and By”
“Fireball Mail” (Basic)
“Keep On The Sunny Side”
Other Student Submitted Tunes
“I'll Fly Away” - Key of C
“Bury Me Beneath The Willow Tree”
“Meet Me Tonight In Dreamland” - Key of D
“Folsom Prison Blues”
“Over The Waterfall”
Tips for Your First Jam Session
Submit a Placement Video

Intermediate Dobro

More Right Hand Technique
Efficiency of Motion
Keeping the Bar Down
Rolls: More than 3 String Rolls
Rolls: "Cincinnati Blues"
Picking Patterns: Alternating Bass Strings
Expanding The Key Of D
"Angeline The Baker"
Closed Position D Minor
"Wing and a Prayer" - D Tuning
Open and Closed G Minor
Sound Quality
Playing Over 12 Bar Blues
The Blues
"12 Bar Blues"
"Back Country Blues" - Key of B
Chopping: The Next Step
Chopping: Minor Chords
Chord Backup
"Wildwood Flower" Chord Melody
Reducing Excess Noise
Ear Training Exercise 2
Sliding Exercise 2
Minor Chords
The X Pattern
"Cluck Old Hen"
Hammer-ons and Pull-offs
"Silver Bells"
Slants: Two Note, Forward Slants
Slants: Three Note, Forward Slants
Slants: Reverse Slants
Slants:"Wildwood Flower"
Old School Dobro
"Wabash Cannonball"
A Blues Open Positions
E Blues Exercises
"Deep Ellum Blues"
"Downtown Blues" - Key of E
"Steel Guitar" - Key of E
“Sweet Home Chicago”
A Minor Scale
A Minor Concepts: "Shady Grove"
E Minor Scale
B Minor Scale
Power Picking Exercise
Other Student Submitted Tunes
Rake Scales
Breaking Free From Scales
Playing in 3/4 or Waltz Time
"Dead Cedar Waltz"
Metronome: The Next Step
"May The Circle Be Unbroken"
Major Arpeggios
Minor Arpeggios
"Wayfaring Stranger"
Left Hand Efficiency Over Chord Changes
How To "Dobroify" A Melody If Needed
"Kentucky Waltz"
Increasing Feel & Emotion
Making Rolls Musical
“Salt Creek”
Maximizing Practice Time
Guiding the Chord Changes
Harmonizing a Melody
Introduction to Weissenborn
“Down in the Willow Garden” on the Weisssenborn
“Sally Ann”
“Stoney Point”
“Dixie Hoedown”
“Whiskey Before Breakfast”
“Walkin Boss”
“Red Haired Boy”
"Still the One"
All Note Locations for Every Key
“House of the Rising Sun”
“Fireball Mail” (Intermediate)

Advanced Dobro

Pick Blocking
Behind The Bar
Chicken Pickin
"Forked Deer"
Low String Bass Notes
Playing With Intent
Rolls: The Final Frontier - Banjo Style
Melodic Style Playing
"Arkansas Traveler"
Fiddle Tunes On The Dobro
"St. Annes Reel"
"Panhandle Rag" Key of D
Swing Tunes and using The 6th Note
More Rhythm Techniques
Open B Position
"Angeline The Baker" (in open D)
"Black Rock"
Alternate Tunings: Open D
Alternate Tunings: Pedal Steel Sound
Alternate Tunings: E Minor and G 6th
Alternate Tunings: D6
Theory and Chord Scales
Improvising and Writing
Right Hand Dynamics
Hammer-ons and Pull-offs: The Next Step
Diminished Scales and Chords
Passing and Chromatic Notes
Ear Training: The Copycat Exercise
Building Solos
Solo: "Always You"
Kickoffs and Endings
The Mental Game of Performance
Advanced Right Hand Technique
"Soldiers Joy"
Major 7 Arpeggios
Chord Substitutions
Alternate Picking
“Bill Cheatham”
“Lucky Shuffle”
Getting Drive in Closed Position
Advanced Passing Notes
“John Hardy”
“Cherokee Shuffle”
“Shady Grove”
“Cattle in the Cane”
“You Can't Stop the Changes”
“Fireball Mail” (Advanced)
"Big Sandy River" - Key of A
“Moveable Solo Patterns”
Other Student Submitted Tunes

Lap Steel

Introduction to Lap Steel
Dobro vs. Lap Steel
Right & Left Hand Technique
Basic Blues Scale (Key of D)
Double Stops & Chords
12 Bar Blues
Hammer-Ons & Pull-Offs
“Movin Blues”
“Sweet Home Chicago”
D Major Pentatonic Scale
“When the Saints Go Marching In”
Double Stops in D
“Deep River Blues”
“Indian Peaks”
“Preachin Blues”
“This Little Light of Mine”
E Blues
Open G Tuning
“I Saw the Light”
“Auld Lang Syne”
“Oh Susannah”
“Panhandle Rag”
Drop E Tuning
Andy's Lap Steel Setup
Free Form Improv

30 Day Challenge

30 Day Challenge - 2017 (Archive)
30 Day Challenge - 2018 (Archive)


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