henning kock
pedal steel guitarist

Henning Kock
Aarhusvej 111
8300 Odder
Denmark, Europe
telephone (+045) 8654 2959

updated v5 30. October 2013

Look at bottom of page for my collection
of pedal steel guitars
and other musical instruments.

about pedal steel guitar:

www.henning-kock.com (this page)

and for my piano playing:

also: search on my name on

Click here to see a discography
of recordings, radio and TV, where I
played pedal steel guitar, and piano.

I have been playing pedal steel guitar since 1971, and have played in recording studios on more than 85 commercial productions.

Since 1985 I have sold more than 126 new
economy model Zumsteel Stage One to music dealers, and also more than 41 used double-10 and 11 used single-10.

I visited U.S.A 6 times and took lessons on pedal steel guitar and piano:

1971: New York, Philadelphia, Nashville

1982: New York, Philadelphia, St.Louis, Nashville, San Fransisco, Los Angeles, San Diego

1985: Minneapolis, St. Louis, Nashville

1992: Halifax-Canada, New York, Fredricksburg, Tampa, New Orleans, Memphis, Nashville, St. Louis, Chicago

1996: Nashville, St. Louis

2005: Nashville, Branson, St. Louis

In 1992 I recieved The Appreciation Award from
Scottys International Steel Guitar Convention in St. Louis.

On this link you can find links to almost anything about steel guitars and accessories, and also the "Steel Guitar Forum", where you can ask questions and get answers. If you only had one link - thats`it ! ! ! Here you will find all information in the world about steel guitar and its music. ! ! !

Here are more good links showing
the way to info, tips and tricks:

Scandinavian Country Club has a big country music festival
the second weekend of August every year in Silkeborg, Denmark:
I have many favorite pedal steel guitar players,
but if I had to name only one it would be Lloyd Green.

The photo here to the left was taken at Jeff Newmans Jeffran College in Nashville, where I attended a class for one week in July 1992.
Surprise!!! One morning Lloyd Green came in !!! to rehearse his songs
for the upcoming Scottys International Steel Guitar Convention in St. Louis
in September.

Backing musicians were John Stacey on drums, Billy Linnemann on bass
and Jeff Newman on guitar. This was a special Saturday morning. How many
people have had the experience of listening to and seeing Lloyd play in such
a setting.

Many of the songs were Lloyds new compositions played in his 1990´ties style
or his - new sound and style - as I call it, which is even more beatiful, inventive and fluid than before. We were all amazed this morning. He just plays better and better. He still has a .022 wound string for his G sharp 6th string.

Lloyd really works for long periods of time in his music room at home on
composing steel guitar music, experimenting with melody phrases, what string
combinations, what pedals or bar slants, what slides, and whether a lick is best
played on a plain or a wound string. Also, if a knee lever movement or a forward
or reverse bar slant will give the most unified, seamless playing. Mostly all licks
can be played at 4 or 5 different positions on the pedal steel guitar, but licks
should be wound together to melody lines - not just licks, he emphasizes.
When he composes he go through many different ways to play a melody line
so it is clean and still is saying what he want it to say - and transmit his
feelings to the listener.

* * * Now there is an appreciation website for Lloyd.
The website is made by pedal steel player Walter Stettner. Take a look:






steel guitar stuff for sale in Europe ? look here:
I have written two courses:

"Steelin´In The Dark" & Red River Valley"
for pedal steel guitar

It is written in english, and has tablature as well as music notation in it. Included with the book is a CD with the steel guitar part, the backing, and both combined together. It contains a lick library of 36 good Nashville licks from the golden age (1960-ties). These licks are then finally put together in the 2 songs: "Steelin´In The Dark" is my own composition (by the way it can be played over the same chords as "Crying My Heart Out Over You". The rhythm is shuffle. I chose "Red River Valley" because it is known the world over. The rhythm is a medium slow 4/4.

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"Crash Course for 6-string LAP STEEL GUITAR in C6 tuning"
Straight steel (no slants)

Chords, Turnarounds, vamp, scales, 2-tone scales, intro, endings, fill-ins, single string improvisation, blues scale, blues Licks, familiar melodies, Back-up, etc. Any Guitarists second-instrument for: rock, blues, jazz, country & western, pop, etc. This one comes also with a CD.

D-10 Zumsteel, Rosewood Formica (used to belong to Hal Rugg),
S-10-DB JCH, Rosewood Formica, (used to belong to Lloyd Green !)

.......and here is more of my instrument collection:
Dobro D-60,
Fender 1963 Stratocaster Turquise Metallic,
Fender Precision Bass 1972 Red,
Fender Lap Steel 1961,
Gibson Acoustic Guitar 1966 LG-1,
Fender Mustang Bass 1977 Sunburst.
Premier Vibraphone
Roland Digital Pianos/Arranger Keyboard BK-9
Casio Privia PX-350
Wersi Arranger-Expander EX-1
Here is my present collection professional pedal steel guitars: