Reply to this topicStart new topic
> Bends
matt r
post Sep 6 2009, 12:17 AM
Post #1


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 15
Joined: 31-December 08
From: New York, United States
Member No.: 6.508



hey everyone


i have a question regarding bends; i can bend the string to the proper pitch, thats covered. the problem lies with somehow hitting unneeded strings. When i go do a bend the string above the one im bending is either pushed up with it or it manages to go ontop of my bending fingers and when i release the bend it snaps back to the fretboard making obnoxious noise. what is the proper way to bend?
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
ZakkWylde
post Sep 6 2009, 12:20 AM
Post #2


Learning Tone Master
Group Icon

Group: MVC
Posts: 3.185
Joined: 22-June 07
From: Germany
Member No.: 2.164



You can't keep your fingers away from the other strings when you are bending. You have to try not to pick any unwanted strings and mute all strings but the one you are bending.


--------------------


Gear:
- Jackson USA Select KV2 King V with EMG 81/85
- Gibson Les Paul Custom Arctic White with EMG 81/85
- Ibanez Rg 8527 J Custom 7-String with DiMarzio Evolution and Air Norton

- Peavey 6505+ head with Marshall 1960AV 4x12 cab
- Peavey Vypyr 30 Practice Amp
- Dunlop Crybaby From Hell, Maxon OD808, Boss TU-2, MXR CarbonCopy, ISP Decimator, MXR Custom Audio Electronics Booster

Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Muris Varajic
post Sep 6 2009, 12:22 AM
Post #3


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 15.459
Joined: 22-June 07
From: Sarajevo,Bosnia
Member No.: 2.159



All that noise will go away with proper muting and more experience as you practice,
you'll get that "feel" how to bend without noise, work on, no worries.


--------------------
Youtube
MySpace
Website



Album "Let It Out" on
iTunes
and CD Baby

Check out my video lessons and instructor board!

The Pianist
tune is progress,check it out!

"ok.. it is great.. :P

have you myspace? Can i to personalize this for you guy?"
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
jafomatic
post Sep 6 2009, 12:27 AM
Post #4


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 1.049
Joined: 6-May 09
From: Austin, TX
Member No.: 7.145



There's a few ways to mute this, but a really aggressive bend is going to run the risk of causing that need for muting as you say.

One example, if you have time to mute this way, can be found in Piotr's quite-popular "Guitar Loves Piano" lesson and perhaps some beginner lessons if you search for bend and watch both of the instructors' hands.

I personally mute with either free "bar" finger (index or ring) or with the right hand's knife edge. I don't always get it right, but it seems like the right approach.


--------------------
::jafomatic


http://jafomatic.net/tunes/ <-- Here lies the master collection of my collaboration and other improvisation recordings.

Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
mattacuk
post Sep 6 2009, 10:18 AM
Post #5


Lets go fishing!
Group Icon

Group: GMC Senior
Posts: 5.526
Joined: 21-December 06
From: illinois
Member No.: 1.001




I palm mute the strings above the one you are bending, seems to work well smile.gif


--------------------
mysql> SELECT * FROM master_name WHERE ((firstname = 'Paul') AND (lastname = 'Gilbert'));


"The Fundimental Difference between Paul Gilbert and Buckethead is that Paul Explores the Good side of the force, while Buckethead Explores the Dark Side of the Force" :)
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Ivan Milenkovic
post Sep 6 2009, 03:13 PM
Post #6


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 25.396
Joined: 20-November 07
From: Belgrade, Serbia
Member No.: 3.341



As Muris said, with proper muting techniques you will learn to maintain noise-free execution. Try to keep the fingers behind the bended note muting the strings above, just touching them slightly, or try to keep the palm of the picking hand on those strings. The muting will come in time, just focus on it while practicing.


--------------------
- Ivan's Video Chat Lesson Notes HERE
- Check out my GMC Profile and Lessons
- (Please subscribe to my) YouTube Official Channel
- Let's be connected through ! Facebook! :)
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Vasilije Vukmiro...
post Sep 6 2009, 05:49 PM
Post #7


Jazz Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 2.691
Joined: 1-October 08
From: Belgrade
Member No.: 6.012



That is something that goes with experience, you have better feel for that, not hitting the string. That will come!


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
matt r
post Sep 6 2009, 08:06 PM
Post #8


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 15
Joined: 31-December 08
From: New York, United States
Member No.: 6.508



thanks, i can see how it works now... so i suppose if your bending a note... like reallllyyyy bending it you basically just give the other strings a little mute with your palm
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Muris Varajic
post Sep 6 2009, 11:12 PM
Post #9


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 15.459
Joined: 22-June 07
From: Sarajevo,Bosnia
Member No.: 2.159



QUOTE (matt r @ Sep 6 2009, 09:06 PM) *
thanks, i can see how it works now... so i suppose if your bending a note... like reallllyyyy bending it you basically just give the other strings a little mute with your palm

With palm and fretting hand index finger, yeah.
Ofc unless you're bending with very index. smile.gif


--------------------
Youtube
MySpace
Website



Album "Let It Out" on
iTunes
and CD Baby

Check out my video lessons and instructor board!

The Pianist
tune is progress,check it out!

"ok.. it is great.. :P

have you myspace? Can i to personalize this for you guy?"
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

Fast ReplyReply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 


RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 21st October 2017 - 03:12 PM