The manner you play a lap steel guitar is quite different from the way you would play a regular guitar. When you play a lap steel guitar, you lay it flat on your lap or you can use a stand. You can also play the lap steel guitar while standing but you have to use a specially designed guitar strap that can adapt in such a unique angle.
In a regular guitar, you press the strings to the fretboard using your fingers to create a variety of sounds and notes. The notes of a lap steel guitar on the other hand are sounded by putting a light pressure on the strings from a tone bar or a slide. The slide could be made of ceramic, brass, steel, glass or metal.
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