ExamplE2 SOLO 2 with trickier BENDS
This study is hinting at tht Hendrix-like vocab that Marino is well known for. Bar 2 requires a first-finger tone bend, then this is released down a semitone, something that you hear Marino do quite often. If you haven't used your first finger to bends before, please remember to build the strength and dexterity to do so. Perhaps begin with a semitone and work your way to the full tone bend. Also remember if you move this to other areas of the neck this may become more difficult. Have you ever tried bending the 1st fret of the third string up a full step using your first finger? As you move through the solo you will find other bends such as the ones found in bar 9, 10, 11, and 12. Here you should remember to support the bending finger (third in this case) with what fingers are available behind. This adds more stability to the bends, which will help with pitching and the addition of vibrato.