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Welcome to Joe's Steel Guitar Zone!

Joe Stoebenau is a musician who plays Dobro, pedal steel and lap steel guitar. I teach guitar lessons full time and write music instruction books.

I just released a new DVD/book set titled "Barre Chord Secrets Revealed". This is a "No B.S. Way To Turn 2 Chords You Already Know Into 72 Fat Sounding, Larger Than Life Moveable Chords In Minutes!"

In addition I have written two best selling books for the National Guitar Workshop: "Teach Yourself to Play Dobro" and "Teach Yourself to Play Pedal Steel Guitar." I have also written a harmonica book "Christmas for Harmonica" for Alfred Publishing.

I love writing so keep checking back for articles and lessons! I have a Blog at:

where I let everyone know about upcoming classes seminars and projects. I also have a great website:


where you can find many books and resources.Be sure to sign up for my free Music Mastery Tips newsletter!

Musical Influences

  • Jerry Douglas (Dobro), Larry Carlton, Eric Clapton
  • Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk
  • Howard Levy (harmonica),John Clark and Tom Varner (french horn)

Favorite Recordings

  • Alison Krauss and Union Station, "Live"
  • Miles Davis "Kind of Blue", Eric Clapton "Crossroads"box set
  • John Coltrane "A love Supreme" "Giant Steps"