String Bending Series
In this series we start with basic string bending technique and work from there to put together complex bending licks, step-by-step. Each segment prepares you for the next. The series progresses as follows:
Part 1 – Bending technique, Explanation of half and whole step bends, Demonstration of their use across pentatonic scale.
Part 2 -Starter lick where you bend a note, release it and strike the next note below it in the scale.
Part 3 – Adding the 4th finger to produce classic rock, metal, and country style licks.
Part 4 – Adding a few more notes to create a more interesting bend lick.
Part 5 – Introduction of gradual bend technique in the style of guitarists such as Jimmy Page.
Part 6 – Shows how bending can be integrates into more complex licks.
Part 7 – Playing the bend lick we learned in part 2 and applying it across the entire guitar neck based on the pentatonic scale. The licks are gradually getting more complex here.
Part 8 – Introduces bend licks in the open position. (Down on the first couple frets.)
Part 9 – Teaches the use of half step bends.
Part 10- A final complex lick that combines everything you have learned in parts 1-9 to tie everything together.