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A short one-hour course that works on your bending technique.
Bending can make or break your playing. Good bending is captivating, bad bending is irritating. But bad bending can be fixed.
This Mini-Course will review bending basics, introduce some advanced topics, and challenge you to take your bending to the next level.
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In this lesson weíll look at three common areas that players struggle with. This lesson is free to watch for everyone.
In this lesson we review the basic components of bending, and go through two exercises to work on each.
In this lesson we focus on more advanced bending topics, with plenty of exercises to assist. First weíll look at bending sequences that have multiple target notes, and go through some exercises.
Then, weíll look at how each note of a bend is picked. Weíll learn how picked notes, and un-picked notes sound different, and how to listen for each.
In this lesson weíll study bending ìtrajectoryî. Trajectory is a fancy way of saying whether a bend is slow or fast. Weíll study both kinds, learning about how slow and fast bends differ in feel.
Lastly weíll look at ìEasingî, which describes how fast or slow a bend starts, compared to how fast or slow it ends.
The Essential Techniques courses are extremely detailed, tedious, and difficult. They are heavy duty, textbook style courses that only the most serious players will want to buy.
The Bending full course covers a lot of what's in this Mini-Course, plus a lot more detail about the physical aspects of bending like fingertip placement and finger angle to the fretboard.
The Bending Brushup Mini-Course is a more lightweight tour through some less detailed bending topics. There is some overlap, but the exercises are unique to this Mini-Course