June 2016

Welcome to Tony Prior's Steel Guitar Homesite

Proudly playing Fender Telecaster Guitars , Emmons and  Sho Bud Pedal Steel Guitars, Taylor  Ac guitars,, Gold Tone Dobro / Slide  


                                                                              

                                                              Located in Charlotte North Carolina

                                                             Available for East Coast Tours and local bookings, please contact me direct at   

                                                              tprior2241@gmail.com  phone  704-219-1602

                                                             Country, Bluegrass, Blues, Rock and Roll, Americana, Original artists material

 

                                                              Pedal Steel, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Dobro, vocals, harmony vocals

                                                              Sessions and E-Sessions , arranging and producing

 

                                                              Biography

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                                                       Steel Guitar TAB/CD Programs and Music Tracks without TAB

                                           SONG LIST  LISTEN HERE

 

                                                                Learn by TAB  and Practice Steel Guitar to tracks  

                                                                TAB Projects include full written TAB and  music tracks with Steel and without Steel

 

                                                                Music tracks ONLY include track with Steel and track without Steel -NO TAB

 

                                                               CLICK HERE TO SEE SONG LIST AND TO LISTEN TO EACH SONG

       

                                                                updated weekly

                                                                Songs with available TAB  are noted on list                 

                                                                                                        

 

                                                       Available by EMAIL and US Mail Delivery

 

                                                       how to order click here

 

                   All tracks recorded in  my  Pro Tools 12 Home Studio , The Rumble Room.  Combination of REAL Instruments and software programming .

                   Currently playing Emmons and Sho Bud Pedal Steel Guitars ,Fender Electric Bass , Fender Telecasters ,Taylor Acoustic Guitars and Gold Tone Dobro

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Acoustic original music  here >  Rumble Room Audio

All tracks recorded at the Rumble Room Pro Tools Home studio

individual songs available for download at CDbaby

 www.cdbaby.com/Artist/TonyPrior

 

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      Sessions , E Sessions ( internet ) , Artist Demo production available (Pro-Tools)

   Add  Pedal Steel, Telecaster ,Les Paul , Acoustic Guitars, Dobro,  Electric Bass  to your project

     Bringing well over 40 years of experience forward….Country, Rock, Blues, Americana, Folk…

·        Available for local sessions ( Charlotte NC area)

·        Pro Tools 12   

·        Full track production / song production available.  Demo’s, Karaoke , Performance, Hobby , Personal

·        Tracks transferred as wav, mono or stereo or MP3 if rquested

·        I will set up an FTP download link for easy instant access to completed track files , only YOU have access.

    Please contact me directly for additional details.    Contact:       tprior2241@gmail.com

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Pedal Steel Guitar Instructional CD/TAB Projects

Projects Overview     

 

Workin' Man Blues    YouTube  LINK

Workin' Man Blues  CD/Tab project .  Project includes 3 Pedal Steel solo's, two performance and rhythm tracks, 96 BPM and 106 BPM, full tab and 3 discussion tracks included. Key of A.    Listen here    Program uses AB pedals, Bb lever , E Raise, E Lower and 2nd String Lower.  3 Solo's, one traditional right out of the Haggard school of licks and two not so traditional that will keep you on your toes.

 

* Licensed, used with permission, written by Merle Haggard

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Silver Wings  mp3 E9th     YouTube

This is the Merle Haggard tune done on E9th in the key of F ,one of my favorites. Uses AB pedals, E raise, E lower, X Lever ( lowers B) , 9th string lower, first string raise, 2nd string full tone lower and does have a Franklin pedal phrase which is optional. I especially like this song as it really gives the player the opportunity to work around the melody without loosing the song. The second Steel Guitar solo offers a nice example of the power of strings 5 and 8 once again.  The project covers multiple elements of this popular song. Project includes Full tab, Performance track, backing track and discussion track. License fees paid, song used with permission.

 

Honky Tonk  part 1 mp3  C6th Blues  

The famous Bill Doggett 50's rock classic that made us all run out and buy a guitar ! This one stays very close to what we play on the 6 string with a few variations as well as a contemporary Steel Guitar solo following the Lead Guitar solo. Played in E , this project includes full tab, performance track, backing track and discussion track. Don't let those guitar players steal the show, they are not the only ones with the power !  License fees paid, song used with permission.

 

 

Previous projects

 Sound file E9th        MP3 I'm So Lonesome I could Cry                                 YouTube Video

 Sound file E9th        MP3 I can't help it if I'm still  in love with you               YouTube Video  

 Both of these songs are an introduction to the use of the Modern Pulls, The Franklin Pedal,( lower 10,6 and 5 , the 9th lower, the 1 Raise , the 2nd  full tone lower  and the X lever ( Bb) and show them used in a traditional song setting. Both songs also use the E Raise and E lower levers extensively.

My feeling has always been  that using phrases with the modern pulls in a SONG environment  is way better than talking about them or learning a few licks here and there.

Both projects will offer full tab, CD with performance and backup track as well as a talking session discussing the songs and the changes.   note: License fees paid, songs used with permission.

You can't get  more traditional than  Hank Sr. songs, but you can add a few modern twists to them.

My teaching format has always been start basic and simple , play the melody first, get comfortable with the basic verse, then  expand from there. With the addition  of discussion tracks on  the latest projects  I have changed my CD/TAB format into a Steel guitar lesson. Each Project is specifically arranged for the Steel Guitar , the Drum track, the Bass lines, the rhythm parts, all specifically  arranged with the Steel Guitar Melody and Solo's in mind.

 

 

 

PAYPAL to   mptp@carolina.rr.com

REAL Money to  T Prior, 2241 Wedgewood Drive  Matthews NC 28104

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YouTube Video
 

Wonderful Tonight

Rocky Top

Speed Pickin' for Hacks part 1

Star Spangled Banner

 

     

 

Free Speed Pickin' Tab

click on links below

Sound file  played over Rocky Top

ascending tab

descending tab

Good luck !

 

 

A few photo's

 

Onstage jamming at Roberts in Nashville

In Nashville at 3rd and Lindsleys

David Spires, Paul Franklin and me

 

 

There's me back around '85 or so on the Sho-Bud and then there's my wife Bonnie (the good looking one) and I somewhere around '85 or '86.  She still looks exactly the same,  I don't. 

Some of my favorite Links:

Steel Guitar Forum      Bonnie Prior & Company (my wifes website )    garageband.com     YouTube.com

Knothole recording Studio   ( Boo English)

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