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Lead Guitar Techniques for Beginners: Bendings
on Tuesday 20 June 2006
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The Bending is one of the main techniques in every guitar play. It s
used in nearly every song and you can hear it everywhere! With a
bending it s possible to raise the note a semitone or a whole-tone.
But you have to practise a little bit to get a clear, good bending.
You can support the finger which makes the bending with your other
fingers to get a good bend. E.g. if you pull a string upward with
your middle finger, can support him with the ring and the small finger!

Different Bendings:

With the "normal" Bending you simply a hit a note and during the sound
of the note, you begin to bend the string up- or downwards to reach
another note.

Pre-bends: Here you pull up the string, before you hit the string. That
means that you only hear the bended note.

Release-Bend: Here you play a normal bend, but during the sound of the
bended note, you slowly let the string get back into the normal
position without interrupting the sound!

Practise 1 - Half-tone-Bending: We want to bend the G-string on the 7th
fret a half-tone higher.

To know how the sound of the destination note sounds, you hit the
G-string on the 8th fret. Listen to the tone. Then bend the the
G-string on the 7th fret until you hear the sound of the note you
heard before!

Practise 2 - Whole-tone-Bending: Now we bend a string a whole-tone.
Hit the G-String on the 9th fret and listen to the sound of the note.
Then you bend the same string on the 7th fret until you hear the same
note again that you heard before.

Practise 3 - Bend-and-Release: Play a bend like you ve done in Practise
1 or 2 but let the string get back into normal position without
interrupting the sound

  Practise 1  Practise 2  Practise 3







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