Bending And vibrato
Bend and Release
Fret the first note (here, the 5th fret) and bend up to the pitch of the bracketed note, before releasing again.
Bend up to the pitch shown in the brackets, then re-pick the note while holding the bent note at the pitch shown.
Silently bend the string up from the 5th fret (PB5) to the pitch of the 7th fret note, pick it and release to the 5th fret note.
Pick the note then bend up a quartertone (a very small amount). This is sometimes referred to as a ‘blues curl’.
Your fretting hand vibrates the string by small bend-ups and releases. Exaggerate this effect to create a ‘wide’ vibrato.