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String Bending - Example 5

Rick Graham 210 lessons

This example is slightly different than the previous examples in that we will be required to sustain other notes whilst performing the string bends at the same time. We have a mixture of semi-tone and tone bends coupled with changes between the second and fourth fingers for the bends. This will undoubtably feel a little bit unusual at first but will pay off with persistance. What usually happens at first is that the fingers used on other strings will move in sympathy with the finger bending the string so be sure not to let this happen and stay in control of those digits!

It is also worth noting that for some of the bends we will not have the added help of other fingers so take care with the intonation.

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