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Dobro Lessons: Alternate Tunings: Pedal Steel Sound

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All right, here's one other interesting
alternate tuning that I use sometimes.
I'm in G right now
once again, and so
this one's real simple to get to as well.
All you do is, you tune your second
string, your B string down to an A.
So what you've got here is sort of a nice
G nine chord.
you can experiment with writing different
things in this tune.
But one thing that it's really useful for
is getting sort of a pedal steel sound.
So when you tune to this tuning,
[SOUND] you can bend using your bending
behind the bar,
the second string up to a major third to
get a really cool pedal steel sound.
So you're just
bending this string up.
So you're actually bending it two whole
steps, but
because the string is looser it's a little
bit easier to bend.
it takes a minute to make sure you're in
tune, but
that's the idea is you can get this really
neat pedal steel sound.
So, that's one way to use this a nine
You can also just experiment,
with writing in these different tunings,
and that's what I like to do as well, is
sometimes I'll tune to another tuning just
to get a different sound to sort of get
out of the rut or, or
same patterns that I'm always using in
standard G tuning, and
it will just give me some new ideas, some
new sounds.
So I, I recommend trying this tuning here.