Guitar basics: String bending

Hitting target notes are the key to bending in tune

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String bending is one of techniques that separates the guitar from other instruments. It allows you to create expressive, vocal phrases.

This video lesson shows you the correct techniques to employ to help you bend in tune without damaging your fingers.

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The guitar featured in this video is a Spear Gladius SP Hardtail.