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Offline Fox Terrier

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Re: BL-403 • Bending Technique In Blues
« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2017, 07:27:41 am »
I found that actually playing a song with string bends worked for me. Start with an easy part - I started with the two intro licks on Aretha Franklin's 'Respect'. One string bend on each.


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Re: BL-403 • Bending Technique In Blues
« Reply #16 on: June 01, 2017, 09:10:44 pm »
Hello there,

i`m following the the Blues lead guitar course and i struggle with bending the high e string as shown in one of justin`s licks for pattern 1. Bending the e string a whole tone is quite hard to do and...this is the actual problem...the string breaks after a fewhours playing. I had to replace the string already twice in a few days.

I`m using new 0.10 Earny Balls strings on a quite new Squier Tele Classic vibe. I checked frets and bridge for any damage but looks fine. It breaks exactly at the point of the highest tension. Am i doing something wrong or is this a common issue on a Telecaster (that has a relative short neck)?

thanks in advance for any help
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Re: BL-403 • Bending Technique In Blues
« Reply #17 on: June 02, 2017, 03:47:38 pm »
i think i found the mistake...it was kind of wrong technique. I was supporting the bend with my 2nd and 3rd finger however i was pressing the second finger directly on the fret, means the string had maximum friction and broke after a while playing. Now, putting the fingers between the frets makes it easier to bend and i guess the string will last longer...


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Re: BL-403 • Bending Technique In Blues
« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2017, 07:01:44 pm »
Hi! I would like to ask about diagram Justin mentioned in the video. I can't find them on a website. Please someone possibly could give a link?

Thanks in advance.

Jan
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Re: BL-403 • Bending Technique In Blues
« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2018, 10:59:06 am »
hi,

I have a similar problem as philipekken: I can't bend the high e string a whole tone (no problems with the other strings). When I almost reach a full tone the string breaks.

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Re: BL-403 • Bending Technique In Blues
« Reply #20 on: April 13, 2018, 10:46:03 am »
Hi,
When I’m string bending, I keep getting an unwanted sound from the above strings. But its not because of my picking hand. It’s because of my feet hand. Are there any tips I can try? Thanks

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Re: BL-403 • Bending Technique In Blues
« Reply #21 on: April 13, 2018, 11:02:08 am »
You need to mute the other strings possibly with a combination of your fretting and picking hands, it’s a common problem when you start but practice cures it.
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Re: BL-403 • Bending Technique In Blues
« Reply #22 on: April 14, 2018, 08:30:19 am »
Hi,
When I’m string bending, I keep getting an unwanted sound from the above strings. But its not because of my picking hand. It’s because of my feet hand. Are there any tips I can try? Thanks
In the video he shows how to use a palm mute to quiet the strings after bending. For me it works at a slow tempo but can't get it to work when I speed up

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