Guitar Techniques - - MUSIC -

Bend up/down

Fret the start note (here, the 5th fret) and bend up to the pitch of the brack­eted re­oe­leaoesin­goe. note, be­foe­ore

Re-pick bend

Bend up to the pitch shown in the brack­ets, then re-pick the note while hold­ing the ben&t not#e at the new pitch.

Pre bend

Bend up from the 5th fret to the pitch of the 7th fret note, then pick it and re­lease fr‚et no‚te. to 5th

Quar­ter-tone bend

pick the note and then bend up a quar­ter tone (a very small amount). some­times re­ferred to as a blues curl.


the fret­ting hand vi­brates the note by small bend ups and re­leases. the last ex­am­ple uses the vi­brato bar.

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