You Have Reached A Full Access Section

Prebending Strings

Get full access

This is one of the positions I used in the first lesson, but I am playing the root note after releasing the bend. By doing that, this position works with an A chord too.

I have my ring finger in the 5th fret on the 2nd string, and I'm bending the 3rd string with the middle finger.

I'm using a compressor, reverb, and this one sounds great with a chorus too.

I'm also using my middle finger to pull up on the 2nd, and 3rd string, but I played the last note on the 3rd string with the pick.

Play the 2nd string in the 5th fret, and bend the 3rd string up a whole step before picking it. After releasing the bend, play the note in the 2nd fret on the 3rd string.

I'm also using my palm to mute the strings after I play them, and after releasing the bend. I do suggest learning to do this, before you try it with the palm muting though.

You can use this pattern for other bending positions on the 3rd string. All of these positions can be found in Bending The 3rd String

If you have any questions, comments, or would like to be added to my mailing list, feel free to post a message for me in my forum.

Lesson Info
Instructor J.D. Jarrell
Prebending Strings