JW’S EXAMPLE 2
‘ LUKE’ BEND- HAMMER
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.