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> Take 6: Beginner's Corner 21: String Bending, Lesson By Bear Rose
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post Oct 26 2014, 03:09 PM
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Original lesson: Beginner's Corner 21: String Bending by Bear Rose

It's the last from me this week I promise!! Seriously, tone and expression were my main focus here and I think that it is by far my better take on this one (of course I'm not objective and you know better than me!). See you next week same place bros!

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Gabriel Leopardi
post Oct 27 2014, 12:58 PM
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Hi Rhida!

As I said previously, your bending technique is slowly evolving and that's a great thing. This lesson has a first part where the bends are precise and on pitch, then starting at 00:25, your bends start to be a bit higher than they should. The good side of this is that it's not a strength problem, more a ear related issue.

- Pay attention to the sound of the pitch that you need to reach to be sure that you are on scale.
- Practice the lesson over the original lesson to emulate bend's pitches.

That's all for this one, keep on practicing it every day! smile.gif

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post Oct 27 2014, 02:06 PM
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Hey mate,

Glad to see you working hard as usual! I think you should spend a little more time working on the pitch accuracy and on the pitch of the vibrato, trying to compare it with the one in the original recording. One other method would be to isolate the bends and work on them with a tuner as follows:

- what note are you trying to play?
- play it on the guitar without bending it - if you need to play the A note for instance by bending the high E string, go play the A note on the 5th fret on the E string and then bend the G note up to the A note - use a tuner - how accurate are you? Do you need to bend more, or less?

Try this method for all the bends in the lesson and I am sure there will be improvement along the way wink.gif

All the best!

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post Nov 4 2014, 09:19 AM
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In addition to Gabs and Cos' advice, I would recommend skipping vibrato on the first section for practice purposes.

Because it seems you start the vibrato before you have reached the correct pitch - and this is not an ideal starting point for vibrato practicing. So in your practice sessions, maybe first spend 15 minutes just bending up to pitch and then try to add vibrato.

The section starting at 00:25 features faster bends, and here you might want to spend more time with the slower backing track - to give your ears and fingers more time to grasp what's going on.

It's great to see you are serious about getting bending and vibrato right, I am actually doing the same thing since several months. It might be the best way to improve musicality and "tastiness" of one's playing! smile.gif

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