A lap steel guitar will require a few specific techniques and tricks in order to play. Play a lap steel guitar with help from a guitar instructor in this free video clip.
Hi, this is Ron Duncan with Ronnie D Studios, and today I'm going to show you how to play lap steel guitar. So I have a thumb pick that I am wearing. I have a steel slide. And I'm simply going to take my first finger and my second finger, and my thumb on the side of the slide to give it support. I'm going to apply just slight pressure. I'm going to show you some simple chords. I'm going to play A, D, E. And I need to have the slide right over the top of the black bar line. That's going to be my A. I'm going to slide up to the seventh fret. That's going to be my D. And slide up to the ninth fret and that's my E. So, I'm going to show you just a simple strum pattern. I'm going to strum one, two, three just like a waltz. So, I'm going to start with A and three, slide. Slide to the night. And I can slide down. So, let's try that again. A, two, three. D, two, three. Slide to the ninth D, two, three. And back down. A, two, three. D, two, three. E, two, three. And back down. This has been Ron Duncan with Ronnie D Studies, and that's how you play a lap steel guitar.