Introduction to Bending Strings – Lesson 43 Brian Haner Sr. In this lesson we introduce you to basic string bending & vibrato. Syn’s Tips I’d rather listen to a player that can bend notes with great feel WAY more than a player with a lot of speed or “chops”. Chops are great to have but should be thought of as a compliment to great style. The most famous players in history have unique styles and I gaurantee that if you spend time listening to them, you’ll attribute a lot of what you like about them to their bends and vibrato. Even great note choice, or “taste”, can be boring without these style based techniques and embellishments. They bring a great sense of emotion and life to the track! Upload some of your own videos to the "Lesson Comments" section below to show us how you approach some of these style based techniques and embelishments.