String Bending Exercises
String bending is one of the most effective techniques you can use to get expression and emotion to your solos.
Bent notes can emulate the lyrical, singing quality of the human voice and make a melody really “speak” with authority and a deep sense of feeling. This is especially true of bent vibratos, where a string is first bent up to a specific pitch and vibrato is then added to the note.
In this lesson, lets work on ways improve one’s string bending technique.
The most important aspect of bending is achieving good intonation, and making sure your bends are properly in tune. Few things sound worse than a bend that is out of tune and indecisive. We are going to cover whole step bends, bend release, pre-bend release, and half step bends. Where also working in the E minor pentatonic scale.
Grab your guitar and lets get working on your bending technique.
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