JW’S Example 10 OBLIQUE ‘ PEDAL STEEL’ BENDS
We first saw this demonstrated by pickup genius Seymour Duncan ( Adrian Legg astounds with it, too), and is one technique where most of the work falls to the finger, not the forearm, and the motion is like dragging the first finger back into the hand. It works best if you allow the unused second finger to follow, so fret the lower notes with the third and fourth fingers. The following phrase is reminiscent of Mick Taylor’s work with The Stones. The trick is to lock the bending finger temporarily, so that the pitch doesn’t drop, while performing the higher melodic ideas.