Yesterday was one for the books.  First, I woke up to the good news that the Senate run-off in Georgia proceeded without incident.  Next, later in the day, news of riots and chaos at our Capital. In other words, "So fair and foul a day I have not seen."
Also heard that Gerry Marsden of Gerry and the Pacemakers has died.  They were one of my favorite groups during my teenage years, and over the years I played their songs many times in different bands.  I had to revisit one of their tunes, my first of the new year.  I always remember the smiling optimism that Gerry M. brought to the tune.


Chuck Lettes' Pedal Steel Guitar Seminar

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 I’ve divided my two hour E9th seminar into three parts:

 Part 1: Intros/turnarounds

 Every steel player should have a few intros available to kick off different tunes. They can also do double duty as turnarounds.  I’ll demonstrate some of my favorites.

 Part 2 Sears and Roebuck (Generic) fills and licks.

 Like the section on intros, these fills/licks work with many different tunes and can spark your own creativity. I also will illustrate some open string effects that I enjoy.

 Part 3 The Old Switcheroo-E9th to C6th

 Creating C6th sounds on E9th is easier than lugging around the second neck. I’ll demonstrate some ways to create these sounds.


When - Saturday, Aug 28, 2021, 1 – 3 pm

Where - Dougie G’s Lounge

             10217 Quivas St.

 Thornton, CO 80260


Bring your steel and some headphones.  I’ll provide mp3s of the rhythm tracks and some steel tablature of the exercises that I will illustrate. Please contact me to reserve a spot.

Cost for the 2 hour Seminar: $40, with $5 going back to the Denver Steel Guitar Club