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stealthmoe
post Sep 3 2007, 03:36 AM
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I finished practicing your 'Blues Licks' video and have everything pretty well ironed out. The only issue I have with the playing is the bend notes. Specifically, its the eighth fret on the B string up 2 half steps. I can do the micro bends easily on all the notes, but the larger bends I am having a problem with. I am using some pretty light strings (Ernie Ball... the guy sold me these hybrid or something) but I can't easily hit the note I'm bending to. Is there any kind of practicing or technique I can work on to help my bends?
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post Sep 3 2007, 04:00 AM
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I'm not Gabriel, but I hope I can help you anyway biggrin.gif


How many fingers do you use when you bend? You should use your ring finger to fret, and use the middle and index finger to help pushing the string up, makes it much easier and gives you more control! smile.gif

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post Sep 3 2007, 04:26 AM
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QUOTE (Robin @ Sep 2 2007, 03:00 PM) *
I'm not Gabriel, but I hope I can help you anyway biggrin.gif
How many fingers do you use when you bend? You should use your ring finger to fret, and use the middle and index finger to help pushing the string up, makes it much easier and gives you more control! smile.gif


Personally I just use the ring and middle fingers.

Try practicing the bend at the beginning of blues licks two. It stumped me for a while, because you have to barre the 5th fret on E and B with your index, while bending the 7th on G up two steps. It's hard at first but when you get it down, all of your bends will come out better.

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post Sep 3 2007, 05:36 AM
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QUOTE (Robin @ Sep 3 2007, 04:00 AM) *
I'm not Gabriel, but I hope I can help you anyway biggrin.gif
How many fingers do you use when you bend? You should use your ring finger to fret, and use the middle and index finger to help pushing the string up, makes it much easier and gives you more control! smile.gif


Never even though of using 2 fingers. Now lets say I'm using first finger on 5th fret on the top E and trying to bend the 8th fret on the B. Where do I put me middle finger on the board? The 8th or the 7th fret?
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post Sep 3 2007, 05:44 AM
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I'd put my ring on the 8th and my middle finger right behind it on the 8th as well. It's a bit of a stretch but should be no problem with those two fingers smile.gif


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Hey! I'm a bit late here... but JVM answered perfect your question. He is right... Other fingers help is the solution for this. wink.gif

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