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Ben Higgins
post Apr 13 2012, 09:08 AM
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Task 12: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/String-Bending/

Time to get bendy !!!

This has got all of the main types of bending here and it's done in a back to back way that really focuses on the technique itself without any extra techniques to get in your way.

I'll leave you with one basic piece of advice, which is something I do... when string bending, always treat the low E, A & D strings us downward bends (bend the string down towards the floor). Always treat the G, B & E as upward bends (bend up towards you). smile.gif

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post Apr 13 2012, 10:20 AM
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This is going to be good. I'm not great at bending I can't help but feel bending is alot about having a good ear and in that regard is progressive. In fact alot of playing is being able to hear what's good and bad.
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post Apr 13 2012, 11:13 AM
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QUOTE (zoom @ Apr 13 2012, 11:20 AM) *
This is going to be good. I'm not great at bending I can't help but feel bending is alot about having a good ear and in that regard is progressive. In fact alot of playing is being able to hear what's good and bad.


Yes, i think the same, most of the times i can bend the strings without problems, the difficult part is to find the pitch you are seeking in one movement, opposed to what i do most of the times, move the string up and down without being completely sure where should i land laugh.gif
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post Apr 13 2012, 11:22 AM
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The great thing is you can play the desired note on the same string first before you try bending to it. Keep using it as a reference point and match the tone with your ears smile.gif


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post Apr 13 2012, 05:33 PM
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If it's OK with you, I wish to do the beginner task right now. I really need to focus on the basics and I will do my best here.


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post Apr 13 2012, 09:21 PM
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QUOTE (GrindGuer @ Apr 13 2012, 05:33 PM) *
If it's OK with you, I wish to do the beginner task right now. I really need to focus on the basics and I will do my best here.


Of course, you may choose any Task you wish smile.gif


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post Apr 14 2012, 10:55 AM
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Just a typo of course. I meant Task ! wink.gif
This is hurting my sausages. How are you doing on this one, people ?


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post Apr 14 2012, 11:00 AM
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QUOTE (GrindGuer @ Apr 14 2012, 10:55 AM) *
Just a typo of course. I meant Task ! wink.gif
This is hurting my sausages. How are you doing on this one, people ?


laugh.gif laugh.gif

It will give your sausages a tougher skin ! biggrin.gif


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post Apr 18 2012, 10:22 AM
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Bonjour,

this is really a finger killer! I can't play it really often each day, because my fingers burn! ohmy.gif
So, here is a first take at 86 bpm, just to show you I'm working on it (and on legato, but it's for another thread wink.gif). Can you tell me the things I've got to work on. The most difficult parts are the two bends where you have to use two strings (E and B ), playing the E string, bending, playing the B string which is also bended, and releasing the B string.

À bientôt (les bends aussi sont très difficiles ! smile.gif )

http://soundcloud.com/grindguer/string-bending-lesson-86-bpm/s-fQLaA


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post Apr 18 2012, 11:33 AM
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Hey this is sounding very nice smile.gif Most of your bending id dead on !

The only dodgy bend is on the bottom string at 0:48..

Those bluesy bend and release bends you're talking about are notoriously difficult to learn. However, it sounds like you've got the hang of it. Just beware of the B string slipping out from under your finger when you release the string back down because it sounds like it's being released and making noise ?

Really strong playing, though !


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post Apr 19 2012, 02:03 PM
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Hi Ben - first I'd like to say good job to GrindGuer.

Ok here's my take. Not happy with my bending. I'm hit and miss all the time as you can hear. I'm trying to analyse what I need to do and
I'm thinking maybe I should just bend really slow so I can really hear all the movement up to pitch? Hmm dry.gif

Appericate your feed back Ben.

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post Apr 19 2012, 04:05 PM
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QUOTE (zoom @ Apr 19 2012, 02:03 PM) *
Hi Ben - first I'd like to say good job to GrindGuer.

Ok here's my take. Not happy with my bending. I'm hit and miss all the time as you can hear. I'm trying to analyse what I need to do and
I'm thinking maybe I should just bend really slow so I can really hear all the movement up to pitch? Hmm dry.gif

Appericate your feed back Ben.

Cheers


Wow.. again another brilliant submission. I think you guys are being quite hard on yourselves (although I understand why, as you want to improve) because I'm very impressed with this as well. Most of the bends are totally respectable ! smile.gif

Yes, you got it.. as I'm always saying (and having to remind myself..) 'Give yourself time to get it right !'

Really, really great work, both of you !


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post Apr 19 2012, 09:44 PM
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Hey, that's not so bad Zoom ; You did great.
I've done a take at full speed, and a video. Same problems than before : some strings ring when they should not. I think the bends are quite OK. I don't know if I should post this as a REC take, or if I should give myself time to get it right ! smile.gif
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post Apr 20 2012, 09:25 AM
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QUOTE (GrindGuer @ Apr 19 2012, 09:44 PM) *
Hey, that's not so bad Zoom ; You did great.
I've done a take at full speed, and a video. Same problems than before : some strings ring when they should not. I think the bends are quite OK. I don't know if I should post this as a REC take, or if I should give myself time to get it right ! smile.gif
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Tres Bien !

Very, very good.. the bending is superb. I would submit it for REC, definitely.

I noticed a couple of pick/finger synch issues near the beginning.. I'm not sure if it's a case of the finger hitting the note before the pick or the other way around but anyway, these little things can be tightened up with a little turn of the screw wink.gif

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post May 9 2012, 02:31 AM
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A couple of tough acts to follow here.

Yeah, that two string bend was the hardest thing for me. (I messed up both of those in this take)
Next up would be target-pitch consistency.

But bending is fun.



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post May 9 2012, 09:39 AM
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QUOTE (MossRoller @ May 9 2012, 02:31 AM) *
A couple of tough acts to follow here.

Yeah, that two string bend was the hardest thing for me. (I messed up both of those in this take)
Next up would be target-pitch consistency.

But bending is fun.



This rocks !! biggrin.gif

Even though they weren't perfect, your fingers were in the right places and hittin' the right strings so the only thing those two string bends need are time and practise. I'm really impressed with your pitch and those pre bends are fantastic.

You know what ? All of you guys have done a really awesome job of this Task !! Sensei is proud !! ph34r.gif


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