Hawaiian Steel Guitar

A Simple Chord Based Tutor For Learning Steel Guitar Played With a Sliding Steel Bar.

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The diagrams or pictures of the fingerboard
showing the strings which are represented by the
six vertical lines. The horizontal lines represent
the frets. The heavy lines at the top the Nut.
The figures at the left side are the numbers of
the frets below the Nut, and as many chords are
made on higher frets it will be necessary to look
at the number of the fret before the diagramwhich
may be marked 6-7-8-9-10 etc. etc.
The Black dots show the position for the steel
to hold down the strings, the open dots denote
an open string to be played open without the
steel as shown in this diagram the Chord of A.
This diagram shows the Barre chord (or barred
chord) of E which is made by holding the steel
over all six strings at the 7th fret,to play the
chord pick the 5 - or Bass string with the thumb
pick the three treble strings, lst 2nd and 3rd
strings together, three times in succession making 4 counts, the Bass one the treble string 2
3 and 4, thus playing the chord in what is
called 4/4 or Common time.
In making Barre chords slide the steel from
the Nut to the position of the chord, for ex-
ample try this E chord by sliding from the 5^
to the 7th fret and tremolo at the 7th fret.