EZ E9th Course
Songs,Licks,Intros & Chord Charts
The book also includes a Chord Formula page so you can find chords such as Major, Minor, 7ths, Diminished and Augmented anywhere on the E9th neck. Plus two other pages showing you where many of these are located and the strings grips used to play them. I have added 4 more pages of instruction to my original book which I feel should help you to understand the learning process of the steel.
This is my E9th Pedal Steel Guitar Course which is geared to the Novice to Intermediate player. I built the course around the A & B pedals and the raise and lower of the E's because most steels have at least these Pedals and Knee levers. This course also includes a CD of me playing the songs and licks slowly in phrases and has 10 additional Rhythm Tracks to practice the songs. 27 tracks in all are on the CD.
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Private one on one E9th Pedal Steel Guitar lessons are available in the Citrus County Florida area.
I have a 2nd steel for use if you do not have one or want to try it for a lesson.
For lessons contact me by email or telephone at 1-352-527-3060 for info and time.
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IMO this E9 course is the best place for a new player to start. The songs are all good, but easy enough for a new player to learn quickly so as to get used to the neck and positions. The tab and sound files match perfectly so there is no way to get confused. The best formula for learning a string instrument in a hurry is tab + sound file + practice. $20.00 is really reasonable given all of the tab and high quality sound examples and backing tracks. Mike Quillian
Got your course today and you have packed a great deal of information in it along with the tabs and CD sound track. Just using it for a couple of hours with songs familiar to me on a non pedal helped me to start the switch to the pedals based on your format.
Great customer service also on the response and shipping! Thanks! Gary
Hi Don ,,,just got my new stuff,,,I LIKE IT...THIS IS WHAT I HAVE BEEN MISSING ,,THE HEART OF THE PEDAL STEEL,,,the harmony of more than 1 or two strings,,all moving together,, I'm sitting here listening to the disk...this will add a lot to my playing ,,,thanks a lot for the lessons ,,,thanks Ken
This is a terrific package for a new student. The tabs are great for anyone who wants to learn a bunch of songs without deciphering a bunch of time consuming embellishments. Feel free to use me as a reference. James
Don, Good morning...I just wanted to send along a thanks to you for the E9 pedal steel course and song book I got from you a few months back.
As indicated by others it is a great fit for new, self taught players, like myself.....it's helping me to really enjoy playing and make some real progress. Mike G., Canada
I want to express my gratitude for the fine E9 instructional material you sent to me! I'm sorry I did not send this sooner.
I would recommend your material to anyone looking for a well laid out easy to follow method. I also think it is a great value for the price.
Thank you so much! Sincerely, Joe
IMO this E9 course is the best place for a new player to start. The songs are all good, and easy enough for a new player to learn quickly so as to get used to the neck and positions. The tab and sound files match perfectly so there is no way to get confused. The best formula for learning a string instrument in a hurry is tab + sound file + practice. James
Hi, just to let you know I got the course for the E9th pedal steel. It is an awesome course. I love it, I am playing every day to get used to playing, I am a new player . Fred
I have been looking for some basic instruction without going into a lot of
theory. I have found it. What a wonderful course for a beginner. I got your
course last week and I've finally found some basic lick. Getting someone to let
loose of some trade secrets are tough. Thank you Don
Hi, Don. I'm working through the EZ E9 book I had from you a little while ago. Because it's really simple I can pay most of my attention to basic technique without having to wrestle with complicated tab, and there's even room to add a few bits of my own if I'm feeling adventurous! Ian
Hi Don, Received it this afternoon and have tried several of the licks and some of the songs out! Excellent! Thanks so much! Gary
Don, I received your E9th training course
and have really enjoyed it. I have # 21-51 of Jeff Newman's
Woodshed series and most all of his stuff. I also have all of Herb
Steiner, Dick Meis and some of Joe Wrights. Lots of books etc. All
in all about $1,500 worth of material. Saying all of this I love the
way you tab things out. I am a mostly self taught beginner with no
musical back ground. It was so great to sit down and be able
to run through a song and be able to play it. I know that all the
other training material has helped me in many ways but i just wanted you to
know that I have really loved your stuff.
I will be recommending your course to all my beginner friends. Thanks again and God Bless JOHN COFFMAN
just received your CD's and wanted to thank you for a great E9th course. It is
some what of a crap shoot buying instructional material as I am sure you must
know. It is very refreshing to get my hands on something that allows me to
practice what I am learning with current songs. I truly appreciate you providing
material that allows one a toe hold to get started instead of just blowing me
away with just how good you are. There is a ton of material here that can be
applied in many different ways and I look forward to working my way through the
Sincerely, Jack Spillane
I got mine in the mail today and no you can't have it back. It's great. Thanks Don for taking the time to do this. I recommend it to all newbies as it works mostly two strings, two pedals and two knees. Chuck Hall
Just spent the better part of Sunday working on Don Sulesky's E9th Course & Tab. I can't tell you how easy he has laid out his course and tablature. Its so easy to follow, I have had Don's course/tab for a couple of weeks now and I have 9 songs down pat from start to the last bar. His course/tab combines single notes and chord groupings which allows you to play the tune first time through. Thanks again Don for some great material. Johnny Baldwin
One of the first tabbed out songs I learned was Don's "Unchained Melody" on the Rebel site. The way Don writes his tab (including lyrics) makes the task of learning a complete song so simple. His arrangements of single note and chord groupings brings instant satisfaction to the player. Don writes like he plays...smooth transitions, melody out front and great intros and outros. His E9th course is perfect and his tablature can be utilized by beginners, intermediates and pros.I was going over your course the other night and found it very good for new players, simple is better and it is laid out real well, I think you did a great job on this course and would recommend it to all new players. Ernie
I ordered Don's E9th Course, which is filled with tabbed out songs you'll really enjoy playing. I urge you to check out Don's site and order his E9th Course or his Tab Collection. You won't be disappointed. John
I have enjoyed your E9th course very much...I have learned a lot from it...
Don, I worked on several of your tabs this weekend and am very pleased. It was a pleasure to play with your R-tracks. Sure makes playing much more enjoyable. Fred
Got the course on Monday. My wife says
she can actually hear a little music that she can recognize now.
I'm having fun anyway. I look forward to ordering some more stuff in the near future.
Hello Donald...Just wanted to let you know that I received the
today....I have looked it over and "Test Drove" it a little.....Very easy to
follow...This is a very good course. Thanks for the prompt service. Bobby R.
Don, I got your package today, posted on the 9th and I received it the 11th. Truly great service. First glance looks like it is just what us old beginners need, will report as I progress with it. Thanks, Gary
Follow-up from Gary
Don, I have only spent about an hour with your E9th Course and what a ball. Gives me the feeling that I may learn to play this thing yet. Your tip about playing each line as a phrase is great. I am so impressed that although I probably won't be ready for a while I would like to order your "Special of 4" books and CDs. Enclosed find a Postal Money Order. Thanks again Gary
Don, the E9th course is great. The chord charts are
the most complete
I've seen, and I have several. Thanks for "Blue Skies".
I got the course the other day.
Thank you for sharing your talent. Richard
Don, I received my copy of your course today. It's just
what the doctor ordered. The songs are tabbed in simplicity and leave the
beginning student with loads of possibilities when it's time to expand their
It's so gratifying to be actually playing songs. Now I can actually understand some of the theory I've learned. I'll be back, Thank you RC
Eddie here from the
Quote from The Steel Guitar Forum member Bob Ousby.
I also have forum member Don Sulesky's "EZ E9th Course". I really like Don's rendition of Elvis's "I Can't Help Falling In Love With You". Wow! I can play through that, yes sir!
I received the CD and book in the mail yesterday and played through a couple of tunes. It is just what I was looking for. I am fairly new to PSG and have limited time to practice due to my job. The course keeps things simple by using only 2 pedals, 2 knees and usually playing 2 strings which I am able to accomplish easily. I especially found the chord finder to be useful and spent some time running through the inversions which gave me lots of ideas. I will most likely buy some of your other material in the future.
This is an excellent approach to learning the pedal steel quickly.
Thanks for sharing your knowledge.
Hi Don, this is for your EZ E9 course, I've heard from friends that this is really a top course. Richard