#1
I've been told both, seen both. I'm sure it's one of those things that's preference. I find both ways not to be a problem, I'm just wondering which one is considered "correct" technique. I'd rather do it right now, than do it wrong all along.
#2
Depends what feels comfortable, just make sure its controlled
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#3
I do it from the hand: place the side of your index finger against the side of the fretboard, and rotate around that.
#4
The correct, or should I say, most accepted method, is to bend by rotating the wrist, like turning a door knob or microwave dial.
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#5
I like to use bigger strings to it'd be hard to do big bends with my fingers so I use my hand for big bends and my fingers for small bends.
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#6
I do it almost entirely with my wrist.
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#7
Depending on context, you may use either. Generally speaking, bends on the lower strings where you can "pull" the strings down (and use the natural strength of the grasping hand) you do with your fingers, especially smaller bends.

However, if you want to push a string up (toward the ceiling), you want to support the bend with as many fingers as possible and then turn your wrist like turning a doorknob, thumb over the top of the neck for leverage. This is much, much more powerful than using your fingers and as such it's easier to control your bends and add vibrato to them.
#8
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I've been told both, seen both. I'm sure it's one of those things that's preference. I find both ways not to be a problem, I'm just wondering which one is considered "correct" technique. I'd rather do it right now, than do it wrong all along.


Every good vibrato comes from turning the wrist.

Look at BB King or Yngwie Malmsteen play.
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#9
By hand I meant wrist. You all stated the exact motion I've been doing. Thanks tons guys.