Author Topic: IM-144 • Technique: Bending Strings  (Read 21565 times)

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Offline essenbee

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Re: IM-144 • Technique: Bending Strings
« Reply #25 on: February 19, 2016, 05:48:32 pm »
I'll check that out
Hmm, nothing obvious. The string does seem to be breaking in the middle and not at either end (near the nut or bridge), so I'm stumped... Must be doing things wrong, but it feels okay when I bend. Perhaps I am bending the 1st string too much? But it seems to need quite a tweak to get the full bend in tune - is that right?

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Re: IM-144 • Technique: Bending Strings
« Reply #26 on: February 19, 2016, 06:07:19 pm »
Have you seen Justin's new video on string bending? It can out last Tuesday.
There may be some pointer in there as to what's not working.

http://www.justinguitar.com/en/BL-403-BendingTechniqueInBlues.php

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Re: IM-144 • Technique: Bending Strings
« Reply #27 on: February 19, 2016, 06:17:19 pm »

Cool, I'll check it out!  :D

Cheers,

Stu

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Re: IM-144 • Technique: Bending Strings
« Reply #28 on: February 19, 2016, 11:30:14 pm »
Are the strings breaking at the same point?

If it is, have a look at the frets in that area, as it could be one with a slightly sharp edge/roughness causing the problem.

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Re: IM-144 • Technique: Bending Strings
« Reply #29 on: February 20, 2016, 10:39:44 am »
Are the strings breaking at the same point?

If it is, have a look at the frets in that area, as it could be one with a slightly sharp edge/roughness causing the problem.
Good point, thanks I will check that. They do seem to break in the same place.

Stu

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Re: IM-144 • Technique: Bending Strings
« Reply #30 on: May 21, 2016, 07:05:06 pm »
I have a question about string bending, are my fingers supposed to feel a bit painful when string bending? When I was watching the video, Justin didn't even frown a bit when doing a tone bend, is it normal for me to feel pain?

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Re: IM-144 • Technique: Bending Strings
« Reply #31 on: May 21, 2016, 08:34:24 pm »
Yeah that is normal. A lot of things come into play, but it's mostly just down to practicing and getting the fingers toughened up.

Only tip I can give is that when it starts getting painful, stop for a few minutes and let your fingers rest some. You'll not speed up callous formation by any meaningful amount by playing until the tips are raw and sore over giving them moments of rest every so often.

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Re: IM-144 • Technique: Bending Strings
« Reply #32 on: May 22, 2016, 11:00:28 am »
Make sure you're using the side of your hand to pivot the bends as Justin demonstrates in that lesson. That will ease the amount of 'stress' on the fingers but yes it is uncomfortable to start with. You could also just try semi tone bends to start. Build your strength up on those and then move onto tones (and above).

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Re: IM-144 • Technique: Bending Strings
« Reply #33 on: May 22, 2016, 10:18:30 pm »
Thank you so very much for the tips!  ;D Also I find that when I am string bending, let say when I am bending the high E string, the other strings push against my index and middle finger, but they are not underneath my fingers, instead, they cling to the meat or the groove on the tips on my finger and they always got flickered at some point. Should I mute the lower strings with my index finger instead? Thanks! :D

 

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