Yo! I just started playing a lap steel. Fun stuff! But I can't really get the sound out of it that I want. I'm writing modern country songs (basically rock/pop songs) and would like to just add little chord swoops in at chord changes like in Jason Aldean's "Big Green Tractor" (see video below). I'm using a C6th tuning, which I know is often used in older, country-western music. Should I be using a different tuning? If so, which one? Or should I learn "slants." Let me know a good place to start playing along with typical guitar chords.