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These are all whole step bends on the B string, and they're all in the key of C. In all of these positions, we're bending the 2nd note of the scale up to the 3rd note.

These you can't bend behind the nut, but you can bend the B string manually if you want. In this lesson your fingers are already in position for this, but we're letting the bender do the work for us.

The first position is in the 3rd fret, and after releasing the bend go back to the 1st fret on the B string. Do the same for the position in the 8th fret, but end in the 6th fret on the B string. For the position in the 10th fret, after releasing the bend move the position back to the 8th fret. After releasing the bend here, go back to the first position in the 3rd fret.

Since we're doing two different combinations here, practice both ways in each of these positions after you get used to them.

The first two positions I let the notes ring, but I did use my palm to mute the strings after releasing the bend in the third one, and when I went back to the second position I did the same thing. When you release the bend, just use the side of your palm to stop the strings from ringing. When you go back to the first position, you let the notes keep ringing.

These bends cover the 1, 4, 5 in the key of C, and these same combinations can be used in other keys too. I have a tutorial on String Bending that may be useful to you, it covers 16 positions for whole step bends on the 2nd string. They can all be used with a B bender, but if I were you I would learn to bend strings manually too.

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Lesson Info
Instructor J.D. Jarrell
B-Bender Guitar