JW’S Ex­am­ple 10 OBLIQUE ‘ PEDAL STEEL’ BENDS

Guitar Techniques - - Play: String Bending -

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.

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