Basic Guitar Techniques

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Half-Step Guitar Bend

Here’s how to perform a half-step bend on the guitar and how it appears in guitar tablature.

String Bending Basics

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. ┬áString 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