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Old 01-29-2013, 09:08 AM   #1
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Does this type of bend have some kind of name?

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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
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:13 AM   #2
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unison bends.
And i also enjoy using them in my repertoire of techniques when i improvise
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:01 AM   #3
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Ah thanks , they give a really awesome sound!
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:26 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:41 AM   #5
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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.
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:47 AM   #6
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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
Anyway, you are right. My bad.
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:46 AM   #7
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check out the intro to Run to the Hills - Iron Maiden. classic unison bend riff
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