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Basic Bends

Christopher Sung (9641) · [archive]
Style: Blues · Level: Intermediate · Tempo: 120
Pages: 1 2 3

Another classic bend is to bend the D up two frets to the E (which is the key of the tune). Often, you want to play the note that is the key of the tune (in this case, E), and instead of just playing the E, you can pluck a D and bend it up to the E. This is the case in measure 5, where we bend the D at the 15th fret up to the E at the 17th fret, using a little vibrato to help sustain it. For the descending run that occurs after it, we just use patterns in the E blues scale, which works well over any chords in a blues tune.
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