Guitar Techniques:
Bend

Difficulty Rating: 1

How to do it:
String bending is a popular technique used in modern guitar styles because it gives the player an additional way to express themselves. Without the ability to bend notes, the guitar would sound much more static like a traditional piano. Musical instruments that provide a means of bending notes usually sound more voice like.
Strike a freted note and then bend the string with your finger to raise the pitch of the note.

Audio Example (mp3)
Artists That Have Used this Technique:
Nuno Bettencourt
Vito Bratta
Vivian Campbell
Eric Clapton
Audley Freed
Brad Gillis
Jimi Hendrix (On just about everything)
Jonny Lang
Mick Mars
Jimmy Page
Mark Tremonti
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Angus Young

 
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