Slide Into Harmony


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With a slide of the steel bar down the guitar fret, the jam was in full swing.

Sharon Denney nimbly worked her fingers over the strings of one of her steel guitars. The Whiteland resident simultaneously pressed pedals below the long, boxy instrument.

The unique form and construction of the instrument makes for a sound that echoes and reverberates with melody. And when you get six or seven of them together to jam, the cacophony can be angelic, at least to its fans.

The twangy sound of the pedal steel guitar is ingrained in the traditional sounds of country, bluegrass and Hawaiian music. To help keep the music alive, the Indy Steel Guitar Club has formed to devote itself to practicing, playing and expanding the exposure the steel guitar receives.

 

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