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SirJamsalot
post Sep 24 2012, 06:39 PM
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Sounds pretty weird huh? Well, it's also weird that "i comes before e except after "c", except for the word "weird".. go figure. In any case, when you bend a note, do you envision anything?

Whenever I bend a note, I actually envision squeezing the wavelength til it folds - there's a point in a bend when the wavelength feels and sounds like it transitions - you know when you take a piece of string by both ends and pull it tight, the center goes into a vibrating wave length then begins to slow down - then if you pull it tighter, it almost comes alive again as if you're injecting new energy into it to keep it going longer?

When I bend a note, I actually listen to the tone of the bend as I bend it and am aiming to sqeeze it into a caustic vibration - in a sense, I'm trying to fold that wavelength so that I can hear it churn. It feels like I'm trying to squeeze the note enough for it to fold, then ride it with vibrato to force the sound waves to fold, then unfold, then fold again - the transition between the folds is what gives me the sense of a caustic tone - I'm listening for the note to growl. It's so hard to describe. I'm curious whether you find yourself envisioning your bends in a similar way? It's something I've always done, but I never really tried to express it in words.

When you bend a note, are you doing something similar?


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post Sep 24 2012, 06:47 PM
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Wow. Interesting imagery. I like!


And, no.... I haven't done the same. But I'll certainly try from now on!


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post Sep 24 2012, 07:25 PM
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Very interesting way of imagining the bending process, Jams. I can follow and understand what you mean as well smile.gif

Myself ? I don't envision anything when I'm playing.. although I do interpret guitar tones as levels of fluidity.. wetness etc.. does a tone have enough 'juice' or is it dry and 'sticky'. Will my licks flow or will they be interrupted by a lack of sustain..


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post Sep 24 2012, 10:17 PM
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"Ben's wet, juicy, flowing licks...." ohmy.gif


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Very interesting way of imagining the bending process, Jams. I can follow and understand what you mean as well smile.gif

Myself ? I don't envision anything when I'm playing.. although I do interpret guitar tones as levels of fluidity.. wetness etc.. does a tone have enough 'juice' or is it dry and 'sticky'. Will my licks flow or will they be interrupted by a lack of sustain..



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post Sep 24 2012, 10:30 PM
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QUOTE (SirJamsalot @ Sep 24 2012, 06:39 PM) *
When I bend a note, I actually listen to the tone of the bend as I bend it and am aiming to sqeeze it into a caustic vibration - in a sense, I'm trying to fold that wavelength so that I can hear it churn. It feels like I'm trying to squeeze the note enough for it to fold, then ride it with vibrato to force the sound waves to fold, then unfold, then fold again - the transition between the folds is what gives me the sense of a caustic tone - I'm listening for the note to growl.

I WISH I had that sort of imagery when Im bending a note, that sounds totally awesome..... and a bit psychedelic! smile.gif
Im a bit weak with bends at the moment, the only imagery I seem to have is of Cosmin giving me a 'death stare' as I over / under shoot another bend!

QUOTE (derper @ Sep 24 2012, 10:17 PM) *
"Ben's wet, juicy, flowing licks...." ohmy.gif

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post Sep 24 2012, 10:41 PM
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post Sep 25 2012, 08:55 AM
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QUOTE (derper @ Sep 24 2012, 10:17 PM) *
"Ben's wet, juicy, flowing licks...." ohmy.gif


Hmmmm.. not sure that's the image I was going for.... huh.gif rolleyes.gif


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