The string bending technique is one of the best ways to improve our musicality and grab people's attention. The string bending technique is the go-to tool used by the greatest guitarists of all time to add flavor and dimension to their solos.
We'll focus specifically on five crucial bending techniques that every guitarist should have in their arsenal.
NB: Assuming you already know how to perform the string bending technique on guitar, today's lesson will not cover its intricacies. However, if you wish to improve and execute your string bending technique without tension, click here for ''The Ultimate String Bending Exercise''.
Let's dive right in!
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We're going to apply the string bending technique to double stops, here are some examples.
Example #1: Unison Double Stop Bends.
The idea here is to bend and play the same note on 2 strings simultaneously.
-Play the D note on the higher string. (Ex: Fret 10 of the high E String)
-Bend the C note on the lower string (Ex: Fret 13 of the B String) into the same pitch.
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Example #2: Regular Double Stop Bends.
In this particular example of the double stop bends, we're still playing 2 notes on 2 different strings simultaneously. However, this time we're playing 2 different notes
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The Idea here is to not hit the second pitch right away, instead you will bend up and bend down several times before eventually getting there.
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Take the time to practice and master each technique, have fun with them, experiment, and apply them to your solos.
Don't miss part 2, where we'll explore 5 sliding techniques every guitar player should know.
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