Steel Guitar

Pedal Steel Guitar

Pedal Steel Guitar is a stringed musical instrument that has pedals and knee levers. These pedals and levers change the pitch of the strings, thus enabling playing of varied and complex music. It is a console type of steel guitar. Steel Guitars are played by moving a steel bar or a similar hard object against plucked strings. The Steel Guitar does not have frets. Strings are plucked by the fingers of one hand while a steel tone bar is pressed against the strings and moved by the opposite hand. Pedals were added to Steel Guitars in 1940 and thus we have the Pedal Guitars now. Let us watch a video on playing Pedal Steel Guitar. Video provided only for illustration – Credit: Doug Beaumier 00