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Practicing Bends

David MacKenzie returns to bending technique in this lesson. This lesson features a backing track that is designed for bending practice.

Taught by David MacKenzie in Basic Electric Guitar seriesLength: 12:18Difficulty: 1.5 of 5
Chapter 1: (00:21) Lesson Introduction With this lesson, you will continue to build an arsenal of lead guitar techniques. In addition to hammer-ons and pull-offs, bends are one of the most important lead guitar techniques. Consequently, you should spend a significant amount of practicing time developing your bending technique. In the following scene, Dave demonstrates a bending exercise that can be played along with a JamTrack.
Chapter 2: (06:43) Return to Bends In lesson 17, Dave introduced you to basic bending technique. Before proceeding to the exercises, review the bending guidelines listed below.

A. Set-Up Tips for Comfortable Bending

The way in which your guitar is set up will have a profound impact on string bending. A guitar's set-up typically refers to the gauge of strings used, the tuning (standard tuning, down a half step, etc.), and the action height.

Most rock players prefer to play with lighter strings (usually 9 or 10 gauge) because they are easier to bend. The tone of smaller gauge strings is also more appropriate for this style. When it comes to blues, country, and jazz however, most professionals prefer a heavier gauge set (usually 11's or higher). Heavier strings are more effective for producing a biting, "twangy" sound.

The disadvantage to playing with heavy gauge strings is that they are much more difficult to bend. Most players recommend starting with a lower gauge string and gradually working your way up to a larger set. Also, it should be taken into consideration that some people simply have smaller, weaker hands than others. If bending the strings causes any discomfort or unnecessary fatigue, it's definitely a good idea to switch to a smaller set. Many players in the 80's injured their hands as a result of bending large strings. Stevie Ray Vaughn popularized using very large strings (13 gauge) to create his signature tone. What people didn't realize was that Stevie had absolutely massive hands and tuned his guitar down a half step.

Note: If you decide to change to a new string gauge, a new set-up must be performed. Some intonation, action, and minor truss rod adjustment may be necessary. Have this work done by a reliable professional.

B. Proper Technique for Bending

As a rule, it is always important to play with good classical technique. Solid left-hand technique is contingent upon several factors. First, the thumb must be perpendicular to the neck, resting approximately halfway up it. The rest of the left-hand fingers must be perpendicular to the fingerboard. They must be arched and bent at each individual finger joint.

Left-hand technique for bending is the only exception to this rule. In the context of the bend, it is highly beneficial to allow the thumb to come up over the neck. This enables you to have better leverage on the string. Using classical technique, you are relying solely on the strength of your fretting fingers to perform the bend. By bringing the thumb over the neck, you are combining its strength with your fretting fingers.

C. Bending Direction

The direction in which the string should be bent (towards the floor or towards your face) is dependent upon which string you are playing. Generally, the bass strings should be pulled downward, and the treble strings should be pushed upward. Otherwise, you run the risk of running out of room on the neck. There are some exceptions to this rule however. Due to the fingering of certain musical lines, there are some instances when it is easiest to pull the G string downwards. You might also find the need to push the D string upwards.

The direction in which you bend a string especially those located in the middle of the fretboard is mainly a matter of personal preference. If you watch JamPlay instructor Mark Brennan for example, he likes to bend many notes on the G string towards the floor. Dave MacKenzie typically bends notes on the first through the fourth strings in an upward motion (towards the ceiling). He prefers to bend notes on the sixth and fifth strings towards the floor.

D. Pitch Control

To ensure that your bends are in tune, first play the fretted note of the pitch you are bending up to. For example, if you want to bend the 7th fret of the G string up a whole step, first play the note "E" on the 9th fret. This will give your ears a reference as to what the bend should sound like. Be sure to practice bends of different intervals. Half step and whole step bends are the most common. However, bends of larger intervals such as a step and a half as well as 2 step bends are also common.

Exercise 1

The first exercise features a whole step bend. Remember that a whole step is represented by two frets on the guitar. The note G located at the 8th fret of the second string is bent up a full step to the note A. Always remember to make sure that your bends are in tune. Play the fretted version of the bent note as a reference to check your accuracy.

Dave performs this bend with the middle finger. Notice how he uses the first finger as extra leverage when bending with the middle finger. Perform this bend with all four left-hand fingers. The first three fingers are used most frequently when bending. However, do not neglect your pinkie finger. You will want to use this finger for bending in certain situations.

Exercise 2

Exercise 2 features a half step bend. A half step interval occurs from one fret to the next. Practice bending the F# note at the 7th fret of the second string up a half step. He bends the note F# up to a G. Many beginners accidentally overshoot the half step bend. Play the G note at the 8th fret as a reference before you perform the bend. As you have probably noticed, ear-training is a key component to bending. Your ears have to be able to identify how whole step and half step intervals should sound in order to play bends in tune.

Dave will demonstrate both types of bends over the JamTrack in the next scene. He will also throw some hammer-ons and pull-offs into the mix so you can see how these techniques work together in the context of a lead part.
Chapter 3: (03:18) Jam Time The same JamTrack used in the past two lessons is once again used to help you practice bending. Using a consistent whole note rhythm, bend the G note up a whole over the A5 chord. Bend the F# note up a half step to G over the C5 chord. The note G works well in this context since it is the fifth of a C5 chord.

After playing through the bending exercises, Dave begins to improvise using the A minor pentatonic scale. He bends several notes in this solo. He also applies several hammer-ons and pull-offs. He begins in the fifth position box of the Am pentatonic scale. Then, he shifts up the neck to 12th position.
Chapter 4: (01:39) Final Thoughts Hopefully the last scene gave you some ideas of how bends and slurs are used in the context of a guitar solo. Throughout his solo, Dave also applied some techniques such as vibrato and pinch harmonics. Dave will cover proper vibrato technique in a future lesson. If you wish to learn more about pinch harmonics, please visit lesson 4 of Dennis Hodges Phase 2 Metal series. Don't be afraid to experiment with these techniques when playing a solo!


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midlifemidlife replied on August 24th, 2010

Dave, I get the technique of bending but have trouble knowing what key I should be playing in? This has always confused me. For example, when an A chord progression is being played should I be playing a scale in the key of A then switch to a scale in the key of C when the chord progression switches to a C? Maybe a dumb question, but something I have never understood.

david.mackenziedavid.mackenzie replied on August 24th, 2010

not neccessarily in the A major scale for an A major chord. the idea is toexperiment with notes and see what sounds good to you, but if it seems intimidating to do that, then by all means try playing any note in the A major scale, and bending the note either a half step or whole step. find the melody that you might be thinking of. i hope that helps. feel free to email me at my profile page anytime.

warcrapworldwarcrapworld replied on September 18th, 2009

Hi David, anychance you can supply the tab of what you played during the jamtrack? it sounds absolutely wonderful. It would be much appreciated if you can. Thank you

david.mackenziedavid.mackenzie replied on September 18th, 2009

thanks for the compliment, that is much appreciated! as far as tabbing that out, i think you might gain more insight into looking at the supplemental content if you have'nt yet. as that really lays it out as far as what i was doing. the solo was for the most part completely improvised, and i was going for feeling more than alot of notes. i definitely used the A minor pentatonic scale there with the bending of notes. what i like people to do is listen closely to what i am doing several times on their own, and come up with their own interpretation of what i am doing. you actually gain more insight by trusting your ear sometimes, and reading about the basics in the supplemental content and applying that to your playing than me tabbing it out. i tried to play with a definite melodic idea there, and just expand it out as i went on. so hope that kind of helps. please feel free to email me for any further questions you might have on this. i am here for, and because of you all. rock on!!

doveigndoveign replied on August 24th, 2009

hey what kind of guitar are you using there?

david.mackenziedavid.mackenzie replied on August 24th, 2009

that is an ESP ltd. Eclipse 1000, with emg pickups. it is an awesome guitar, i really like it alot!!!

frenshfrensh replied on April 17th, 2009

hi dave, i am having trouble bending, when i bend upwards and have finsished the bend and come back down the string above the one i am bending rings out as i come back down, how can i stop this?

david.mackenziedavid.mackenzie replied on April 24th, 2009

lets start with what i think it might be. try muting the noisy string by resting your picking hand in a palm muting fashoin. keep experimenting with that and let me know if that helps first.

frenshfrensh replied on April 24th, 2009

yeah thanks dave that seems to work didnt realise you had to mute the strings as you bend. i have found it a bit tricky as i tend to mute the string which i am bending but i will stick with it. Thanks, Paul

adris8adris8 replied on April 21st, 2009

Thanks, this was an amazing video from you Dmac. It made happy to be able to bend to an extent that it sounds like something lol. Ty for the lesson. Adris

edenajbedenajb replied on March 2nd, 2009

Hi Dave, how are you?. When i try the bends with trying to push the second string upwards i find it easier if the strings above such as third and fourth string go ontop of the fingernail. do u have to try push all the strings up and make contact with the strings with the fleshy part of the fingertip whilst pressing on the fretboard??, i find this difficult to press on the fretboard and make contact with the strings with the underneath of my fingertip.

david.mackenziedavid.mackenzie replied on March 4th, 2009

perhaps the easiest way for me to explain it, is to fret the string you want to play. once you hit the note, bend the string up if its like one of the bottom 3 strings, and allow the note to sound. i would'nt recommend allowing strings to go over the top of your fingernails, just allow the string to bend to the pitch your looking for. you have to play with it a bit to understand it physically. also look at how other instructors, and your favorite player bend strings too. be patient, it will happen for you. keep after it!!!

nmoundnmound replied on February 4th, 2009

Very nice!!!

vanslash1010vanslash1010 replied on October 26th, 2008

do you have EMGs in your LTD? by the way cool lesson

accordsmagiquesaccordsmagiques replied on July 16th, 2008

Thank you Dave, loved your solo on the Jamtrack. Unfortunately, the Jamtrack doesn't seem to work , I can't download or launch it.

david.mackenziedavid.mackenzie replied on July 16th, 2008

yeah, i was having problems with that yesterday too.

jboothjbooth replied on July 16th, 2008

Sorry for that! I just looked and something indeed was wrong. It should be repaired now. Thank you for pointing it out.

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David covers the basic major chord shapes. Every guitarist must learn these basic chords.

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David MacKenzie explains how to practice the major scales along with a fun backing track.

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David MacKenzie proceeds to an in-depth discussion of the minor scales.

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Practicing Bends

David MacKenzie returns to bending technique in this lesson. This lesson features a backing track that is designed for bending practice.

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David MacKenzie introduces the pentatonic scale.

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Full Minor Scale

David MacKenzie introduces a two octave natural minor scale pattern.

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Full Major Pentatonic Scale

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David MacKenzie teaches a two octave version of the minor pentatonic scale.

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