Introduction to Dobro
An introduction to the Dobro® or resophonic guitar, lap style. We’ll
cover holding the guitar and bar, picks, tuning, scales, chords, and
easy songs. Participants will need a guitar (either a squareneck or regular
guitar with a Hawaiian nut adapter, available at most guitar stores)
tuned to open G tuning (bass to treble G B D g b d), and a steel bar
to slide upon the strings.
Brad Bechtel sings and plays steel guitar with
Go Van Gogh (eclectic electric klezmer) and the Faux Hawaiians (old
time Hawaiian, folk, blues,
and jazz of the 1920s and 1930s). He also is the creator of Brad’s
Page of Steel, the oldest steel guitar related web site on the internet.
He's been playing lap steel, both electric and acoustic, since the 1970s.