So, it’s called a Pedal Steel Guitar. Haven’t we all heard the sound of this strange instrument in countless country songs as well as in Hawaiian music? It sounds like a sad, rustic violin, but I was sure it wasn’t a violin. Today, I got my answer. Watch this (at time 1:38) to see and hear what I am talking about:
They are back on public demand! There first edition was so good that I spent one and a half hour transcribing it. So, have they bettered it this time? Well, this one is different–both in terms of focus and chords. The focus is on singing (what an incredible alaap on Roja song!). The chord progressions are a little different as well. I could see a lot of sharps and flats this time.
At some places, consecutive songs were so similar that they felt like the same song (not necessarily a good thing). Overall, a good second part, sung with difficult songs.
I’m enjoying learning guitar these days. Dad gifted me a stylish Givson guitar on my 21st birthday, but since then I never really got a chance to learn it properly. I dabbled from time-to-time in learning guitar through some online tutorials and videos, but got successful only in understanding just some basics and terminologies.
I finally got my chance to seriously learn it when a friend Manjeet told me about the guitar tutor Pradeep who could come to our place to teach us. Thus, I embarked on my guitar journey around a month-and-a-half ago.
This is the video of our tutor and mentor, Pradeep, playing the song “Bhaag DK Bose” from the movie Delhi Belly. If you find it difficult to understand the guitar tabs from the video, you can easily find them on a simple Google search. 🙂