Guitar Techniques - - PLAY -

By pulling down or push­ing up with the first fin­ger, some quirky ef­fects can be ob­tained. The bends us­ing the first fin­ger are marked on the tran­scrip­tion – some are just quar­ter tone ‘blues’ bends, but the wider ones take your phras­ing away from the more stan­dard bluesy vo­cab­u­lary. This Jeff Beck style ex­am­ple shows how he would some­times em­u­late Jan Ham­mer’s key­board pitch wheel (see bars 5 and 6).

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