#1
Shown below, as taken from Brad Larsen's tabbed version of Orion by Metallica, are some bends, and im not sure how to play em. In the first case, (15b17) would you bend on 15? or just play 15 and bend 17? And then with the 15r, it means return bend but do you have to silently bend it, in order to return bend it? Im pretty confused.

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|-15b17==15-15r-15b17==15-15r-15b17---15----|
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#4
From my knowledge... it'd be to bend 15 then play 17...?

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#5
Pick the 15th fret then bend up a full step, effectively making it the same note as the 17th fret. Return just means that you release the bend back down to the 15th fret. You only pick once for that entire bending sequence.

EDIT: That's how Guitar Pro's ASCII exports work, anyways, and it makes the most sense.
#7
15b17 means bend 15 so that it sounds like 17. And then just play the 15, mute the string and return bend it.

Build up finger strength. it's hard to explain how to do the return bend. It's supposed to come naturally.
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#10
Play 15 while bending to the pitch of 17

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#12
Don't try and bend the string, that's impossible. Instead only try to realise the truth, that there is no string. Then you will see that it is not the string that bends, it is only yourself.
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#14
15b17 means to bend the D to an E and then I'm guessing the == is to hold it and not let it go back to a D till the r(release).

The only fret you play is the 15 on the b string and the 12 on the e of course.
#15
You are being mislead young padawan- the strings are merely an extension of your own life force or chi. Bending them can cause disturbances in your aural radiance and even cause cell and tissue damage. The bending will happen naturally when your mind is open and your heart is free.
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Play 15 while bending to the pitch of 17

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#18
basically bend 15 till its one step up (sounds like 17) then release the bend at the r
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