when you are bending a string, (lets say the 15th fret of the b string) and part of your hand is touching the low e string, is it considered poor technique? How can i avoid this?
by not touching the string? Try and fret from an almost perpendicular angle.
Questions about technique go in the technique subforum.

And its only bad technique if it A) makes unwanted noise or B) creates too much tension in your arm - playing the geetar should take as little effort as possible so you can play for longer without injury so your motions should be tension free and economical.

If it feels fine and sounds right then it is right. If it doesnt then it isnt. Everyones anatomy is different so there is not a 'one size fits all' good technique.
But boys will be boys and girls have those eyes
that'll cut you to ribbons, sometimes
and all you can do is just wait by the moon
and bleed if it's what she says you ought to do
Last edited by Hydra150 at Mar 20, 2012,