There are a few different kinds of bends but today we’re talking about one tone bends. It’s best if you relate your bends to the scale you’re playing in, because you want to go FROM one position in your scale TO another one.
We’re going to use the A pentatonic minor scale for this, and we’re going to stretch the 7th fret, 3rd string, up a whole tone to the same pitch as the note on the 5th fret, 2nd string.
Chuck Berry used stretches as part of his rhythm riffs, but players all have their own interpretations and favorite ways of using string stretches.
We’ll also look at a one tone stretch on the second string, going from the 8th fret, 2nd string, up a full tone to the E on the 5th fret, 1st string. While we’re up there, we’ll also stretch the first string up a tone as well.
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