Tabs, Charts, and Scale Diagrams for Pedal Steel


The pedal steel guitar is capable of producing some of the most emotional and intriguing sounds heard in music. Combine these sounds with some heartfelt and mindful playing, and listeners will always enjoy hearing the pedal steel.

The following tabs, chord charts, and scale diagrams are a great way to become more mindful of certain approaches to take when playing music on the pedal steel. Whether for memorization, learning patterns/positions, or developing certain harmonic and melodic elements, these can be great for practicing or playing pedal steel.

Tabs, Charts, and Scale Diagrams for Pedal Steel

E9 Pedal Steel

Tabs

Harmonized Sixths Tabs (Major Scale, Key of C)

Harmonized Thirds Tabs (Major Scale, Key of C)

Major Scale Tabs (C Major)

Blues Scale Tabs

Minor Scales & Modes: Harmonized In Sixths

Chord Charts

E9 Major and Minor Chords for Every Key

Using the E Knee Lever to Create Major Chords

Chord Charts for G, C, & D Major Chords

Chord Charts for A, B, & E Minor Chords

Dominant 7th Chords: G7 Chords

Scale Diagrams

Major Scale Diagrams

Minor Pentatonic Scale Diagrams

Major Pentatonic Scale Diagrams


Thanks for checking out this post, hope it is helpful and makes playing more enjoyable! If you’re interested in diving deeper into playing chords and scales on E9 pedal steel, check out these guides…

The Chord Guide for E9 Pedal Steel (E-Book, Digital Download)

Pedal Steel Guitar Instruction Book

Learn the chords on the E9 neck in a way that makes playing simple and enjoyable…

  • Almost Every Chord You’ll Ever Need for E9
  • Intuitive and Easy to Use
  • Make Use of Pedal and Lever Combinations
  • Example Tabs of Chord Movements
  • Easily Utilize the Nashville Number System
  • Great For Any Key and Style of Music

Includes a bonus section of over a hundred pages of extra chord charts, key references, and more!


More Digital Downloads for Pedal Steel…


C6 Pedal Steel

Scale Diagrams

C Major Scale

C Ionian Scale – 10th String Root Position (Left/Vertical)

C Ionian Scale – 9th String Root Position (Right/Vertical)

C Ionian Scale – 9th String Root Position (Left/Vertical)

C Ionian Scale – 8th String Root Position (Right/Vertical)

C Ionian Scale – 8th String Root Position (Vertical)

C Ionian Scale – 6th String Root Position (Vertical)

C Ionian Scale – 6th String Root Position (Right/Vertical)


D Dorian Scale

D Dorian Scale – 10th String Root (Diagonal w/ 3 notes per string)

D Dorian Scale – 10th String Root (Diagonal w/ 4 notes per string)

D Dorian Scale – 10th String Root Position (Right/Vertical)

D Dorian Scale – 9th String Root Position (Right/Vertical)

D Dorian Scale – 9th String Root Position (Left/Vertical)

D Dorian Scale – 8th String Root Position (Right/Vertical)

D Dorian Scale – 8th String Root Position (Vertical)


F Lydian Scale

F Lydian Scale – 10th String Root Position (Left/Vertical)

F Lydian Scale – 10th String Root Position (Vertical)

F Lydian Scale – 10th String Root Position (Right/Vertical)

F Lydian Scale – 9th String Root Position (Left/Vertical)

F Lydian Scale – 8th String Root Position (Right/Vertical)

F Lydian Scale – 8th String Root Position (Vertical)

F Lydian Scale – 6th String Root Position (Right/Vertical)


G Mixolydian Scale

G Mixolydian Scale – 10th String Root Position (Left/Vertical)

G Mixolydian Scale – 10th String Root Position (Right/Vertical)

G Mixolydian Scale – 9th String Root Position (Left/Vertical)

G Mixolydian Scale – 9th String Root Position (Right/Vertical)

G Mixolydian Scale – 8th String Root Position (Vertical)

G Mixolydian Scale – 8th String Root Position (Right/Vertical)

G Mixolydian Scale – 8th String Root (Left/Vertical)

G Mixolydian Scale – 6th String Root Position (Right/Vertical)

G Mixolydian Scale – 6th String Root Position (Vertical)

G Mixolydian Scale – 6th String Root Position (Left/Vertical)


A Aeolian Scale

A Aeolian Scale – 10th String Root Position (Right/Vertical)

A Aeolian Scale – 10th String Root Position (Vertical)

A Aeolian Scale – 10th String Root Position (Left/Vertical)

A Aeolian Scale – 9th String Root Position (Right/Vertical)

A Aeolian Scale – 9th String Root Position (Vertical)

A Aeolian Scale – 9th String Root Position (Left/Vertical)

A Aeolian Scale – 8th String Root Position (Left/Vertical)

A Aeolian Scale – 8th String Root Position (Vertical)


Blank Tab Sheets

Pedal Steel Tab Sheets


Check out the page below for more playing ideas and tips…

Practicing Pedal Steel

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