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Dobro Lessons: Slants: Reverse Slants

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So now let's get into another type
of slant, and that's the reverse slant.
I showed you the forward slant in the
previous exercise which is where the part
of the bar that's farthest away from you
is pointing up the neck like so.
The reverse slant is maybe a little bit
you're turning the bar the opposite
direction, like this.
And so,
it's sort of a different left hand
So, if you look at my left hand, [SOUND]
basically, you know,
you've got your C chord right here, that's
where we'll start from.
[SOUND] And, [SOUND] to do the slant,
the reverse slant, I just release my thumb
just have the bar without the thumb on it
angled like so.
So, it's a little, it's a little tricky
because the bar does not have a lot of
security there [LAUGH]
with your thumb being off of it so you
just have to be a little bit careful.
Well that's how you do it, [SOUND] and you
can just practice going back and forth.
And the slant that I'm using right there,
I'm using the second string and the fourth
string on this particular slant.
[SOUND] So what I'm doing is, I'm going
from the fifth fret to the sixth fret of
the second string, seventh fret of the
fourth string.
And you just wanna try and get those as in
tune as you can and
just practice going back and forth.
And then, what I'll do here is,
I'll play you basically, a slant scale,
starting on the C chord.
So here we go.
You can refer to the music that I have if
you like.
And then,
that's in the key of C.
Let me show you one in the key of G.
So, [SOUND] same strings, we're gonna
start use the second and
fourth strings here.
So we'll just go to open G and
do the same type of pattern.
So that's
your slant scale
in the key of G.
Now, one cool thing about the slants, not
only can they provide you with,
other major chords but they can also sort
of simulate a minor chord.
So for instance, if we're in the key of G.
Well the second chord in the key of G in
the scale is an A minor chord.
Well with this slant right here.
[SOUND] You get an A minor chord, you get
the fifth, and
the minor third [SOUND] in a, in A.
Same with the next slant,
you get your B minor chord.
And then, your C major for the four chord,
[SOUND] D major for the five chord, here's
an E minor.
And then this is really more like
a five-seven chord, [SOUND] and then
[SOUND] back to G.
So, the one nice thing about these slants,
not only can you use them for
a pedal steel effect but you can use them
to give you real minor chords.
So, I would say, practice some of these
I've got some exercises for you and see
how you do.