A Quick Question On Bending Strings
eddie!!!!
Sep 12 2008, 12:21 AM
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hey guys, when im bending a note, when i go to release it, i usually get some noise from other strings. i mean your finger tips are going to touch the next string or two when ur bending, so what do i do about those unwanted vibrations?

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Hisham Al-Sanea
Sep 12 2008, 12:23 AM
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keep your palm o the unplaying strings

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Sep 12 2008, 01:54 AM
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QUOTE (Hisham Al-Sanea @ Sep 11 2008, 07:23 PM) *
keep your palm o the unplaying strings


This is what I do as well eddie but be careful not to mute the string you are bending. smile.gif

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Sep 12 2008, 07:28 AM
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We have a video lesson on bending, which teaches to keep the fingers upright and rigid and make the bend by turning the wrist. Usually the noise comes when you are pushing with the fingers instead of the wrist. This can come down to personal style, but i found that by taking this advice, my bends are quiet and i don't pop under another string on the way.

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Usually if I bend the G string, I mute the lower strings with my right palm, and the higher strings with the left hand fingers or even laying down my right hand fingers. Keep on practice and you'll see that everything will get better. Good luck!

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You need to practise the palm muting to stop the strings to ring...... But be sure not to give up if you dont get it right away.

Good muting comes with practising

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QUOTE (superize @ Sep 12 2008, 10:30 AM) *
Good muting comes with practising


Superize is right, good muting technique should be learned through practice so you don't have these problems. So more practicing on bending is needed.

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eddie!!!!
Sep 12 2008, 02:13 PM
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QUOTE (jdriver @ Sep 12 2008, 02:28 AM) *
We have a video lesson on bending, which teaches to keep the fingers upright and ridid and make the bend by turning the wrist. Usually the noise comes when you are pushing with the fingers instead of the wrist. This can come down to personal style, but i found that by taking this advice, my bends are quiet and i don't pop under another string on the way.

do u remember the name of the lesson, cause i tried to find it but theres a lot of results.

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QUOTE (eddie!!!! @ Sep 12 2008, 06:13 AM) *
do u remember the name of the lesson, cause i tried to find it but theres a lot of results.



its bending heaven, if your new to bending its perfect, he shows you how to mute the strings above the one your bending and most of the song has really slow bends so you can really flesh them out. I learned it from beginning to end and now I bend like a champ, just practice them very slowly at first and don't lose sustain.

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Sep 13 2008, 06:16 PM
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I think I was thinking of this discussion we had about bending and vibrato...

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...&hl=vibrato

As a beginner I made the mistake of pushing with my fingers sideways to try to make a bend, and almost always some part of my finger would slide under one or more strings, and of course when you try to release you get all kinds of bad sounds. By changing my technique to more wrist oriented, I find the problem has gone, and with the added benefit that when your fingers are more vertical, the side of the finger tends to mute the adjacent string. Look at some of the videos that have bending and see how the instructor holds his hand while bending and vibrato. You can try it and see what feels right/works best for you. There are many "right" ways.. look at the video by Smells on improvising... he holds his fingers almost vertical and moves them sideways as if gripping something. Unconventional, but his playing is great!

I have not advanced to the point of using or needing palm muting.

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eddie!!!!
Sep 14 2008, 01:06 AM
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thanks for all your help guys. the palm muting and bending with my wrist was real helpful. i didnt know about that and now that ive tried it, i get much cleaner sound. bending heaven is also a great vid.

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QUOTE (eddie!!!! @ Sep 12 2008, 01:21 AM) *
hey guys, when im bending a note, when i go to release it, i usually get some noise from other strings. i mean your finger tips are going to touch the next string or two when ur bending, so what do i do about those unwanted vibrations?


well, some may say muting but it's really about control.
Do it slowly, make sure you bend to the right note, etc. This will help you.

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