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Offline dezag.c

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Re: TE-106 • String Bending
« Reply #300 on: November 06, 2014, 08:44:47 pm »
Hi

can anyone help

I have just started to  practice bends from this lesson but my fingers keep catching on the  4th and 5th string when im bending the 3td string

Does anyone know how to cure this

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Re: TE-106 • String Bending
« Reply #301 on: November 06, 2014, 08:46:33 pm »
sorry the other question I have is when you bend do you bend up slowly or quickly

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Re: TE-106 • String Bending
« Reply #302 on: November 06, 2014, 09:04:23 pm »
Hi Degaz.c,

To your first question, the best advice I can give is to practice muting all the strings above the bent note with your picking hand. If you have a fairly low action the string above the bent one will want to slide underneath your finger, so keeping it muted with your right hand is important.

You can also try to 'dig in' slightly at the start of the bend to get the string to catch against the tip of your finger instead of sliding under, but make sure you aren't pressing hard into the fretboard or it'll make the bend difficult.

And to the second question, it really just depends on the song and what you're trying to accomplish. If you're learning a solo, try to match the length of the bend in the original. If you're improvising, it's mainly a feel thing and learning when each option sounds good. It is definitely worth practicing both ways, though.

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Re: TE-106 • String Bending
« Reply #303 on: December 15, 2021, 03:27:53 pm »
Almost a year (350 days as of today) now since anybody has posted here  :-\

When it comes to applying vibrato on the string i find that to get it to work for me as described in the video i almost have to squeeze my thumb to the direction of my fingers down below.

As if i am trying to pinch the thumb and index finger together at the finger tips. Another way to describe what i am doing is as if you are only using your thumb and index finger to pick something up. Pinch like. This is the best way i can describe it.

I am using force in an attempt to bring the two digits together. This seems to be for me the only way i can apply enough force to get the vibrato. This also enables me to have a firm grip on the neck as well.

Now, we each have our own ways of doing things so this just may be my way of doing it. But i am just a little bit alarmed at the amount of force needed to get that thing vibrating using the index finger as the anchor in a pivot or fulcrum.

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Re: TE-106 • String Bending
« Reply #304 on: December 16, 2021, 04:42:07 pm »
pinkyisbroken, I can't offer anything on this, vibrato is above my play-grade. And with the Community now live, I'm not sure how many folk who might be able to offer some comment/feedback will still be reading and replying here. May be better to post the question up on the new Community (if you haven't done so. I've not yet looked in there this evening).
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