5-minute blues guitar lesson: Dissonant doublestop bends

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Guitar skills: (opens in new tab)This technique is used generally by more aggressive blues players such as Eric Clapton and Gary Moore. The idea is to bend two strings at the same time and create a dissonant clash by bending the higher string further than the lower one. Use two fingers for a precise approach or use just your third finger for a looser vibe.

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