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DarkShot08 01-29-2013 09:08 AM

Does this type of bend have some kind of name?
 
Code:
E|-------------------| B|----8-----9--------| G|----10b---11b------| D|-------------------| A|-------------------| E|-------------------|


It's like when you fret one string as normal then fret the string above at a higher note and bend that note white simultaneously playing the other note without bending it. I use it a lot when I practice improvising or I'm thinking of cool ideas for licks because I love the way it sounds and I'm just wondering if there is a name for it other than just 'bend'? Sorry if this is a nooby questions :p:

vayne92 01-29-2013 09:13 AM

unison bends.
And i also enjoy using them in my repertoire of techniques when i improvise :)

DarkShot08 01-29-2013 10:01 AM

Ah thanks :), they give a really awesome sound!

TheNameOfNoone 01-29-2013 10:26 AM

Yeah, you are practically bending the note (which is a fifth, relatively to the higher note) into a third. That's the theory of why it sounds so cool.

Shor 01-29-2013 10:41 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheNameOfNoone
Yeah, you are practically bending the note (which is a fifth, relatively to the higher note) into a third. That's the theory of why it sounds so cool.

No.
You're bending the note up to the same pitch as the higher note, which is why it's called a unison.
The higher pitched note is a major 2nd to start with before the bend, and you bend the lower note up to the same pitch.

TheNameOfNoone 01-29-2013 10:47 AM

Oh, I thought I saw this tab:
E|-------------------|
B|----11-----12----|
G|----10b---11b--|
D|-------------------|
A|-------------------|
E|-------------------|

I'm damn tired, just got from the training, I don't even know why the heck did I reply when that guy up there already solved the thing :D
Anyway, you are right. My bad.

sweetdude3000 02-01-2013 10:46 AM

check out the intro to Run to the Hills - Iron Maiden. classic unison bend riff


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