Tasteful playing David ! Great job!
Great job David
Tons of bends, good work David.
Very cool David
Really important topic!
Very good lesson David!!
Thanks a lot folks! :-)
cool lesson, and very important too, good bends spice up every lead.
very good topic and very funky
"get the funk out of my face"
-semi-pro movie with will ferrel haha
Useful and interesting lesson! Great backing as always
Great, David! I need to work on my bending.
very useful lesson David.
Thank so much!
Very cool licks with lots of controlled bends. Cool
Another great lesson. I think I'm starting to see a pattern here.
Thanks a lot! :-)
Great one David! The backing track sounds very cool!
yeah, thats what i need! thanks! thats my new stuff to learn... hope i make it...
Knowing all the scales in the world won't bring you anywhere if you can't bend. Bending is one of the most important techniques in modern guitar music as without it, you won't be able to make a note really sing. Mastering bending techniques takes a life time. You can always get better at it. I like to compare it to good wine that gets better and better over the years.
Keep in mind that while bending, you want to have a good grip of your guitar neck. Covering the lower end with your thumb should help you get more control and precision which is what you are after in this lesson.
We'll use the minor pentatonic scale today in the keys of A and B. The diagrams below are suggested positions for an A minor pentatonic scale covering the whole fretboard. The blue notes represent the root. When the backing track modulates to B, you can simply use the same scale patterns changing its root to B which is a full step higher (2 frets).
Memorize everything and have fun!