Chop Chop

I’ve seen guys clawing and plucking at the strings with their right hand, even on a ballad, like they’re trying to pick a hair out of a bowl of hot chili. When you do this you usually get a choppy, uneven, disjointed sound. Better to hover your hand just over the strings and excite them gracefully, delicately, like you’re stroking a great pair of tits. Then you’ll get the smooth, flowing sound that I know you want.

Author: Cal Sharp

Nashville pedal steel guitarist for over 30 years. Credits include Stonewall Jackson, Little Jimmy Dickens, Red Sovine, Faron Young, Ernest Tubb, Ray Price, Johnny Russell, George Fox, Vern Gosdin, Del Reeves, Gilley's, the Palomino Club and a few others. Retired from the road, playing sessions and clubs locally. I also develop websites, like this one and other music-related sites. Contact me if you need a website. Email: cal at caligraphics dot net or fill out the contact form.

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