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Brandon Earman
post Jul 18 2011, 01:31 PM
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Hey GMC.

One area I often struggle with is bending the right notes. I always have to guess if the note is going to sound OK or not with a full step or half step bend etc.

I know that you can bend a note up a full step to achieve the root of the chord. For instance bending a D up to an E while the rythym is on an E chord.

Anyways what approaches do you use to know how to use correct bends in your improvising? I hope I'm making sense. smile.gif

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Daniel Realpe
post Jul 18 2011, 06:45 PM
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You definitely need to train your ear. A great exercise is to sing the major and minor scales. Every step, so that you internalise their sound. Also pentatonic scales. It does not matter if you don't have Michael Jackson's voice tongue.gif but the only thing that matters is pitch

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