Introduction to Bending Strings – Lesson 43

About Introduction to Bending Strings – Lesson 43

Level: Intermediate

Introduction to Bending Strings – Lesson 43

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.

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Conor Mason
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Conor Mason Ear training really helped me bend a lot more clearly and correctly, as it made me really listen to the note I was needing to bend up to. I also found that reinforcing bends with one or more fingers helps with string bending accuracy and ease. I hope to finally get some videos up here as I'm done traveling for work! Cheers everyone!
Jorge Razzari
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Jorge Razzari Love you Man, this is really cool
John Setzler
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John Setzler When I bend down, I'm good for the most part. But when I bend up, the strings above the string I'm bending get plucked when releasing the bend an the sound fades before the bend is released. Am I just not pressing down hard enough or are there other techniques to help with this?
Syn Gates
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Syn Gates Try pressing down harder and practice slowly, even bending takes slow practice
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