JW’S EX­AM­PLE 2

‘ LUKE’ BEND- HAM­MER

Guitar Techniques - - Play: String Bending -

This ex­am­ple show­cases Steve Lukather’s trade­mark bend- ham­mer com­bi­na­tion. Bend the string with ei­ther the third, sec­ond or first fin­ger and then ham­mer ( or fret and pick) a higher note onto this al­ready bent string with an­other digit. If ham­mer­ing, en­sure the ham­mer mo­tion is

5 pos­i­tive and bold. You should aim for the in­side edge of the fretwire to achieve the great­est vol­ume with the least ef­fort. You might also need to ad­just the bend slightly to keep things per­fectly in tune, so make sure you’re lis­ten­ing, ad­just­ing, lis­ten­ing and ad­just­ing.

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