Video Lesson 3-27-08 Bending "In Time" and "In Tune"

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  1. Mark Wein

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    Awesome lesson!

    I have been spending a lot of time on this subject recently. My guitar teacher is always saying, bending and vibrato seperate the pro's from the amateur's and is a key part of having great tone. I agree.

    Harry J. has a great lesson on bending over at Workshop Live.
     
  3. Mark Wein

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    Thank you!

    I agree with your instructor...no one ever sounds very professional (or even just plain good!) without a little precision in their string bending...
     
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    Thanks Mark for taking the time and effort to make these vids, I get something out of them each time I check 'em out. Good job....
     
  5. Mark Wein

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    No problem!

    I am glad you are digging it! :D
     
  6. Austinrocks

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    Nice video

    The way I learn the steps is to bend while playing the refence tone, its easy to know when your right and when you not, this can be done just about any where, just easier to start at the 12th fret.

    Half step

    e---12
    b---16 b 17

    whole step

    e---12
    b---15 b 17

    step and a half

    e--12
    b--14 b 17

    Whole step

    b--12
    g--14 b 16

    whole step

    g--12
    d--15 b 17

    For the top bends I just use a tuner with a dial, it shows me where I need be for the bend.
     
  7. HarryJ

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    Good job Mark

    HJ
     
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    Thanks!

    That is another way of doing it. I do like my way a little better just because it forces you to "remember" the pitch a little more though and it seems to function better for all-around ear training.

    I have also seen where students who are just getting the mechanics of bending down have a hard time keeping the unbent "reference" note in tune because the aren't able to bend with just one finger while keeping the other one straight....then they are matching their bend to a note that is a little sharp.
     
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    Thanks HJ!
     
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    Bump....new link...
     
  11. Austinrocks

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    As I said in my post,


    For the top bends I just use a tuner with a dial, it shows me where I need be for the bend.

    maybe should have said top strings, anyway good lesson, thanks. Its really sign of a good guitar player if they can hit the notes, or not.
     

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