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SGR Newsletter ….October

Well I thought I would throw a little Chromatic, banjo styled lick your way… The Time Jumpers were here this week in San Diego and once again the fabulous Paul Franklin was tearing it up… I have stolen much from PF throughout the years… Wait I mean learned from PF !!! and he plays a variation of a phrase like this and I play this kind of phrase all the time,… These little forward rolls are not that tricky to play but you have to learn them and practice them. They layout all over the neck. So remember to learn them slowly and just grab the first 4-5 notes and work on these notes for a while, then grab a few more…. Take your time with this and remember the joy is really in the journey… Whether you learn it or not, enjoy the process and have fun.  I hope you enjoy this and remember to keep those fingers in the strings! Also Please like Goodrich Sound on Facebook

It would be nice if you could email me and give me some feedback on these columns. Not sure anyone even sees this or plays through the examples… Email me at goodrichvp@gmail.com and give us a shout out…. Thanks and see you next month…. Kevin


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SGR Newsletter ….September

The Emmons Tone…… The Emmons Setup….. In the Style of Emmons…… The Emmons Guitars………. Where and how do you begin to acknowledge the impact of Buddy Emmons,….  His tunings and the music he brought to our instrument is probably unmatched. Over here at Goodrich, we were very hopeful that Buddy would start playing again. We were sent some noisy pedals to repair from Buddy… He wrote us back a real nice note… So Sad! For me,  to actually pick out a Buddy Emmons gem to show here was nearly impossible…. Where do you begin? Everything he played was worthy of study…

Well I decided to show the cute little turnaround he plays in his classic “Orange Blossom Special” He plays it in A but I tabbed it in C… Not easy to play at his tempo.. I hope you enjoy this and remember to keep those fingers in the strings!! We posted a spectacular live version of Buddy’s SS Cool on our Facebook Page. Probably his best outro of that ever heard let alone Video taped…. Crazy great. Also Please like Goodrich Sound on Facebook...! Till next month.

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SGR Newsletter ….August

Well lets get started… I follow and love many steel guitarists past and present but my real, serious steel guitar heroes I can count on one hand. These are the guys that I have studied and still study! Through the bagillion years of my playing, these guys set the bar really high for me…. . JayDee, Buddy, Lloyd, Tommy and Paul  and your very own Arizonian… Mike Smith… I know thats six guys, but Mike and Paul are both cut out of the same cloth for me… So today I am going to show you an uber cool thing Mike wrote and plays… A Bad to the bone Irish thing called Creek Walk.. Here is my take on the basic theme to this wonderful piece… Good luck as it is tuff to play. If you haven’t heard it , you MUST look it up…. So fantastic and different.. Once again I know this is called Kevin’s Kromatics and this is a little off topic but I’m sure you will dig it…
We used this with Mike’s gracious permission, Thanks Mike…..

Check it out and remember to keep those fingers in the strings….  Also Please like Goodrich Sound on Facebook...! Till next month.
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SGR Newsletter ….July

Hey everyone, well once again I’m a little behind the 8Ball… Jim Palenscar and I are rebuilding The Goodrich Volume Pedal Company and I have not really had the time to really knock it out of the park with a new long lesson about the crazy and useful chromatics licks I like to play and use all the time… But alas… Time for something just as cool though. A real head turner amongst your guitar playing friends and enemies…hehe! Here is the head or beginning riff to the song Josie by Steely Dan.. It really is fun to play and the whole song is kind of tribute to Em the saddest of all minor keys… Check it out and remember to keep those fingers in the strings…. Also Please like Goodrich Sound on Facebook...! Till next month.

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SGR Newsletter ….June

Well, we are certainly busy with putting the Goodrich Volume Pedal Company together but not busy enough to add a little something fun to learn for the Awesome SWSGA Newsletter. The following phrase is not a study in chromatic phrasing but rather just a cool phrase to play… Check it out.  It is something I might use to go from a 5 chord to a 1 chord. In this case it is a G to a C.. Remember, take it slow and try to play it clean… Next month back to those crazy chromatics…. and of course you can always reach us here at Goodrich Sound…
(760) 547-1269 Keep those fingers in the strings!

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SGR Newsletter ….May

We just got back from Georgia with the Goodrich Sound Company in tow, little behind schedule with this column but we got nice little tidbit here for you. This is a great phrase for playing out of the open position down into the pedals down position. Some nice chromatics and movements. Try to keep the time nice and even and once again, practice it slowly. See you next month and remember, keep those fingers in the strings….Kevin
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SGR Newsletter ….April

Well here we are again, and today I am going to show you a real gem…. I use this all the time and it is real pretty easy to play. Many chromatic half steps throughout the phrase. Remember, it is a forward roll and learn one section at a time. It really works well with the phrase I showed you last month. I can actually be a continuation of that phrase, with some modification….  These little passing tones really can spice up your playing and really set you apart. Next month we will pick apart a real knuckle buster!!! Till then, keep those fingers in the strings!!

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SGR Newsletter ….March

Ok it’s time for lesson #2. This is a nice little phrase that keeps you in the “G” chord but puts you on top of the “C” chord or 4 chord. You might think of it as a pedals down lick at the 10th fret… Some interesting chromate notes tie this together nicely. If you notice the last note you end up with is a “G” note. Ending up and Sitting at the 8th fret allows you to choose to stay there and play into that “C” chord or 4 chord or stay in “G” and play back up to the 10th fret. Next month I will continue with this phrase and show you some more chromatic choices.. Till then, keep your fingers in the strings….Kevin

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SGR Newsletter

Hey everyone, like I said in the newsletter, Chromatics work great in help connecting areas on your guitar or pockets of comfortable notes… The example below illustrates a phrase we might commonly use and part 2 of that are some chromate notes that add a new sound and texture to the phrase… Good luck and see you next month.. Top part is the common lick and second part is some cool chromatics…all the best, Kevin

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