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This position works with a D chord, and remember you're bending the 2nd string up a whole step.

Put your ring finger in the 5th fret on the 2nd string, and your middle finger in the 4th fret. Use your index finger to block the other strings, and you can also put your pinky in the 5th fret on the 1st string. Bend the 2nd string in the 5th fret, from the E note to sound like the F# note in the 7th fret.

The note in the 5th fret on the 2nd string is an E note, which is the 2nd note in the D major scale. Here you're bending the 2nd note up to the 3rd note in the scale, which in this one is an F#.
You can do this with a pick, or with your fingers.

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 D note in the 3rd fret.

Lesson Info
Instructor J.D. Jarrell
String Bending