Bar Control Technique for Steel Guitar

Bar Control for Steel Guitar

Controlling the bar enables a steel guitar player to make many unique sounds that otherwise couldn’t be made.  By moving the bar up and down the length of the strings, while applying force to them, a player can raise or lower the pitches of the notes.  Also, a steel guitar player can move the bar when in a position to produce vibrato, similar to that of a singer’s voice.  Below is more about bar control technique for steel guitar…

What is Bar Control?

The Basics of Bar Control

How To Control the Bar: The Five Essential Ingredients

A Visual Tour of Bar Control: Picture Gallery