Play with authority

When it’s your turn to play – Play! Don’t be too dominant or too loud, and pay attention to the singer’s phrasing and don’t start your big solo while he’s still holding his last word, but do it with authority, like you mean it. Make it easy for the bass player to follow you.

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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