Techniques

When Playing the Lap Steel Guitar Steel there are many key and NOT well known techniques used that are necessary and will enable the player to expand the application of his instrument in whatever the desired tuning to whatever desired genre. Each techniques has a specific application and vary from the basic to extremely advanced. The learning curve is easy for some and difficult for others. With TIME and PRACTICE you should be able to achieve and employ all of these techniques to become a well rounded player.

The Techniques that are used in playing Lap Steel Guitar steel are:

  • Plucking
  • Strumming
  • Framming
  • Rolls
  • Hammer-Ons
  • Pull-offs
  • Open Chord Positions
  • Straight Bar Positions
  • Forward Slant Positions
  • Reverse Slant Positions
  • Muting: behind the bar & at also the bridge
  • Harmonics
  • Sliding: upward and downward
  • Vibrato
  • String Pulling Behind the bar
  • Combinations
  • Octave/Third/Fourth/Fifths etc Playing
  • Split Bar Work
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