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String Bending Lesson 8


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This position also works with a C chord, and you're bending the 2nd string up a whole step here too. This bend is an octave higher than the first lesson in this tutorial, and all the other notes are too. If you want to keep on going, the next one would be a D bend in the 17th fret.

Put your ring finger in the 15th fret on the 2nd string, and your middle finger in the 14th fret. Use your index finger to block the other strings, and you can also put your pinky in the 15th fret on the 1st string. Bend the 2nd string, from the D note to sound like the E note in the 17th fret.

The note in the 15th fret on the 2nd string is a D note, which is the 2nd note in the C major scale. In this one you're bending the 2nd note up to the 3rd note in the scale, and here that's an E.

Play the 2nd string with a pick, or your fingers, and then bend it. Release the bend, but don't play the string again until you go back to the C note in the 13th fret.

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