Beyond The Reef
(in C6th tuning with Bb on 6th string)
Tablature for Lap Steel Guitar by David J. Stewart
Watch and hear me play 'Beyond the Reef' on C6th Lap Steel here (another - E9th Pedal Steel)
Here are Several different Rhythm Track versions for Beyond the Reef:
Beyond the Reef Track (This version has an organ intro and solo. Here's the tabs in key of Eb. Tabs in key of F. All of the BB rhythm tracks are done in the key of F.)
Beyond the Reef Track (Cha-Cha version)
Beyond the Reef Track (Country version with a fiddle intro and solo. Key of F. This is a really great BB track!)
Beyond the Reef Track (The same Country track as above, but in the key of D. I made this track for the E9th pedal steel guitar, so it can be played on the 5th fret.)
Beyond the Reef Track (The same Country track as above, but in the key of C. I made this track for the E9th pedal steel guitar, so it can be played on the 3rd fret. Take your pick!)
Beyond the Reef Track (Jazz version)
Beyond the Reef Track (Latin version)
Beyond the Reef Track (This version has a ukulele and some waves at the intro and ending)
Beyond the Reef Track (a pretty acoustic guitar version)
- Here are Band-in-a-Box Files That You Can Download
Learn How to Play 'BEYOND THE REEF' from My friend Basil Henriques
(Basil is using a Fender 400 with 9 floor pedals and no knees)
*Although you may not have a pedal steel like Basil uses, you can learn some techniques and ideas from him. Basil is Europe's greatest pedal steel guitar player as far as I'm concerned, and worldwide as far as Hawaiian pedal steel. Barney Isaacs, Jr. was a legendary pedal steel player, having recorded "Hawaiian Steel Magic" with the Jack De Mello orchestra in the 1950's on an old Fender 400 (it wasn't old then) with 9 pedals. There are plenty of used Fenders still out there floating around if you really want one. They are challenging. There's no tablature, You have to figure the instrument out on your own. Once you learn the C6th tuning, then you'll grasp the benefit of being able to raise or lower string 2 a half tone for chord voicing, or lowering strings 4 and 5 to give you a diminished chord. The possibilities are wonderful and things that dreams are made of. Still traditional Hawaiian was and is played on a simple lap steel guitar, using all those wonderful bar slants.
BEYOND THE REEF
Lyrics & Music: Jack Pitman
Beyond the reef,
Where the sea is dark and cold,
My love has gone,
And our dreams grow old.
There'll be no tears
There'll be no regretting,
Will he remember me;
Will he forget?
I'll send a thousand flowers,
When the trade winds blow;
I'll send my lonely heart,
For I love him so.
Some day I know
He'll come back again to me.
'Til then my heart will be
Beyond the reef.
Beyond the Reef using a C# on the 6th string
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