#1
Hey UG!

I've been expanding my practicing to include bends and what I'm finding is that when I release the bend it's not silent but instead I can begin to hear the note descending!

In other words if I play

-------------7-10-----------
--------7b9-----------------
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I bend 7b9 without a problem, but trying to get OFF that string and play e7 is proving to be harder than I thought.

I'm sure there's a muting technique I'm missing here - something so that I get a clean bend up to 9 and can release without hearing it begin descending to 8...
#2
bend the b string with and then lift your finger off slightly, thats basically all there is to it.
#3
release pressure off of the string but don't take your finger actually off the string
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#5
use ur fingers to bring the string back to it's original position before releasing, if u practise it you'll get quicker. And/Or mute the string with ur right hand when releasing.

Just keep this in mind and you'll start doing it without thinking soon.
#6
i mute with my right, but actually, i love the sound of a bend returning to its original note.
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Last edited by ldnovelo at Feb 3, 2009,