Here’s how to perform a half-step bend on the guitar and how it appears in guitar tablature.
Basic Guitar Techniques
Guitar bends (also referred to as “string bending” or “bending”) are produced by moving the stopped (held down) string with the fretting hand in a direction perpendicular to its axis and parallel to the fingerboard. String bends are one of few ways to achieve micro-tonality, especially blue notes, on the guitar.
In other words, guitar bends make the guitar wail. In this guitar lesson you’ll learn about different types of guitar bends.Read More »String Bending Basics
A guitar string has a number of frequencies at which it will naturally vibrate. These natural frequencies are known as the harmonics of the guitar… Read More »Natural and Artificial Guitar Harmonics