Bends And Slides

Here’s one for ya. When you bend the first note, use all three fingers to do it. First finger on the 5th, second on the 6th and third on the 7th fret. The first and second fingers help the third finger. This should only be done on a guitar with light gauge strings, such as an electric. Try to make your wrist turn when you do it, not just your fingers moving. The (10) should be bent before it’s struck with the pick, then just release the bend when it’s sounding for a cool effect.

Now try this Chuck Berry type riff. This time bend the note with your 2nd finger only and play the 8th fret with your 3rd finger.

Now try sliding through different positions with an Am Pentatonic scale.

Here it is with an A Blues scale, A little more tricky!