5-minute blues guitar lesson: Quarter-tone bends

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Guitar skills (opens in new tab): This essential trick will help bring life to ordinary fretted notes. It’s a string bend, but less than a semitone, so it’s really just a subtle expression. When you get to the top of the bend mute the string otherwise you’ll get the sound of the note bending back down again, which can sound dissonant.

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