Well, you can't play dobro without a bar! Choosing a bar can be overwhelming, especially if you are a beginner. I'm here to help! Here are my suggestions on choosing a bar, and how to hold it!
Pt. 1 - Choosing A Bar
Holding The Bar
Hold the contoured bar with your left hand. Place your index finger on top, and your thumb and middle fingers on the sides. You should be able to easily lift the bar off of the strings, or angle the bar for single note playing.
When I started playing, someone told me this.....
"Dropping the bar is against the rules!"