Guitar Lessons

Bending Lessons


  • Bends in Rhythm Playing

    by Darius Wave

    Popular in classic rock & modern rhythm playing.

    Tags: rock rhythm, bending, bends, A minor, A harmonic minor, riffing, strumming, alternate picking, 1/4 bends, arranging, expression, comping, modern riffing, open chords, single string riff
  • Bending Made Easy

    by Ben Higgins

    A lesson focusing on the important technique of string bending, including unison bends, double stop bends and pre-bends.

    Tags: string bending, pre bends, unison bends, double stop bends, vibrato, E minor, A minor, lead guitar, metal solo, emotion, circular vibrato
  • Yngwie Style Bending

    by Ben Higgins

    A beginner lesson looking at the way Yngwie bends strings.

    Tags: string bending, rising force, odyssey, fire and ice, D minor, vibrato, melodic, feeling, expression, bends, emotion
  • Beginner Bending Workout

    by Darius Wave

    Various common bending combinations!

    Tags: G Major, bends, double string bend, double stops, vibrato, melodic, blues licks, pitch, tuning, articulation, feeling, emotion, expression, expressive tools
  • Bendy Blues

    by Chris Harrington

    In this lesson we look at the different types of bends we can use over a 12 bar blues.

    Tags: A blues, bends, 12 bar blues, bending, phrasing, Joe Bonamassa, double stops, phrases, dominant, blues rock, call & response, vibrato, phrasing, legato, following the chords, bends, string bend, correct pitch
  • Bending Energy Rock II

    by Javier Aviles

    A rock song utilizing bending and legato scale runs.

    Tags: rock song, bending, legato, sweeping
  • Steel Guitar Bends Etude

    by Chris Shofner

    This lesson is an introductory etude to steel guitar simulation bends. It contains a variety of bends as well as a key modulation. This lesson also utilizes a hybrid (claw style) right-hand picking technique.

    Tags: steel guitar bends, chicken picking, country guitar, Brad Paisley, Brent Mason, James Burton, Don Rich, Johnny Hiland, Danny Gatton, G Major, A Major, modulation, double stops, hybrid picking
  • Bending from Outside Notes: Marty Friedman Style

    by Ben Higgins

    A dramatic rock ballad full of emotive string bending.

    Tags: D minor, rock ballad, epic rock, bending, outside notes, outside bending, vibrato, alternate picking, phrasing, ear training, following the chords, melodic control
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Golden Oldies

  • Gary Moore Inspired Bending #1

    by Piotr Kaczor

    Let's explore bending & vibrato, the Gary Moore way!

    Tags: bending, blues rock, A minor, A minor pentatonic, 6/8, slow blues, minor blues, major blues, joe bonamassa, bend type, bends, emotion, expression, feeling
  • Bend And Slide Exercises For Beginners

    by Laszlo Boross

    Bend and slide basics for beginners

    Tags: Ballad solo, D minor, articulation, feeling, phrasing, soloing, lead techniques, Bends, Slides, Beginner lesson, vibrato, bending
  • Wild Bends

    by Daniel Realpe

    Letting those strings bend like mad!

    Tags: bendings, zakk wylde, hard rock, blues, Marty Friedman, Yngwie Malmsteen, Vinnie Moore, A minor pentatonic, F# dorian, C# minor pentatonic, G# major, vibrato
  • Take Control of Your Bends

    by David Wallimann

    Bending with precision is a great way to add flavor to your leads. This lesson will take you through the process.

    Tags: bending, bend, blues licks, precise, precision, flavor, lead guitar technique, vibrato, feeling, feel, expression, articulation, B minor, B minor pentatonic
  • Classic Ballad Bending Techniques

    by Ivan Milenkovic

    One of the most important aspects of ballad soloing: the bending technique. Let's find out how we can use bends within our phrases - not just as a random effect.

    Tags: bends, A minor, phrases, vibrato, bending technique, feeling, articulation, phrasing, melodic, melody, emotion
  • Slow Bending Licks (GMC Intro)

    by Kristofer Dahl

    Time for some slower/bending/feel-oriented licks! These phrases should be great for the beginner/intermediate guitarist, as well as for the more advanced guitarist - who needs some bending ideas in between the shred runs!

    Tags: bending, sorrowful sound, A minor
  • Bending Heaven Lesson

    by Pavel Denisjuk

    A challenge to all those who like slow, tasty bending solos! You may find some similarity with the style of Satriani, Timmons and players who play instrumental rock compositions mostly based on blues.

    Tags: Satriani, Timmons, instrumental rock, blues, bending, Blues inspired instrumental rock, E Major, slow phrasing, articulation
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