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post Aug 20 2007, 12:58 PM
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Gabe, I can pretty much play through blues licks two (link), except for that very first bend on the first lick and repeated variations of it. The trouble is mostly just getting the bend in and still getting the two 5th fret notes in, while coming off of the bend sounding clean. How do you suggest practicing it?

Also, let me make sure I'm getting the fingering right. I'm using my middle and ring fingers to bend the 7th fret of the g string, then barring the b and e strings with my index on the 5th fret. Anything that can help with this kind of lick?

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post Aug 23 2007, 10:24 PM
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QUOTE (JVM @ Aug 20 2007, 08:58 AM) *
Gabe, I can pretty much play through blues licks two (link), except for that very first bend on the first lick and repeated variations of it. The trouble is mostly just getting the bend in and still getting the two 5th fret notes in, while coming off of the bend sounding clean. How do you suggest practicing it?

Also, let me make sure I'm getting the fingering right. I'm using my middle and ring fingers to bend the 7th fret of the g string, then barring the b and e strings with my index on the 5th fret. Anything that can help with this kind of lick?




Hi JVM! Well.. the finger that you are using are right. I use my left hand index finger to mute G string when I play the bare in 5th fret. I also mute the lower string with my left hand palm. Practice this slowly many time until you fell comfortable with this way of muting.

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post Aug 24 2007, 02:34 AM
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Thanks gabe, I was starting to get a bit frustrated with it but I think I have it now, not quite up to speed but accurate.


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QUOTE (JVM @ Aug 23 2007, 10:34 PM) *
Thanks gabe, I was starting to get a bit frustrated with it but I think I have it now, not quite up to speed but accurate.



Perfect! Keep on practicing! smile.gif

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