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Bending the 3rd String: Lesson 1

 

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Bending the 3rd String

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This bend works with an A chord, and you're bending the 3rd string up a whole step.

Put your pinky in the 5th fret on the 1st string, ring finger in the 5th fret on the 2nd string. Your middle finger in the 4th fret on the 3rd string, and bend it to sound like the C# note in the 6th fret.

The B note on the 3rd string is the 2nd note in the scale, and you're bending it up to the 3rd note in the scale.

I'm playing the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd string with the pick using an upstroke. After playing the 3rd string, bend it up a whole step, and hold it.

This is a very useful way to do this, bending in this position can lead to some nice combinations. The fingers being where they are, should help you to push the bend up to pitch.

You may find this a little difficult at first, it will take some time to get used to doing it. This is to show you where to bend, and which chords work with these positions.

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