#1
Hello there. Im new here

Ive been playing acoustic guitar for about 5-6 months and i started to play some solos. I have quite good speed right now, i can do hammer and pull off without a problem, same as slides. Now when it comes to bending i have no idea to make them sound right, i cant get the tirck. Plus everytime a bending part comes i slow down alot and miss.

Please help. Maybe trying giving me an easy solo with easy bednings so i can start practising but i really want to learn them good so i can starts soloing as it is.
Thanks and sorry for bad english
#2
bends are better suited to an electric guitar however if you slide to the aimed note it will show you the pitch
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#3
try the opening bends to the solo on november rain theres a mix of half and full step bends.
#4
The riff from Wonderful Tonight is one I've told everyone that's asked me for help with bends to learn. It's a simple bend and a slow song, allowing you to get used to bending notes and work up your speed so the song doesn't sound bad. It's by Eric Clapton by the way.
#5
when learning to bend, its good to take it slow. What i recommend is allowing the un-bent note to sound for a little while so it gives you ample time to memorize what the starting pitch is. I would then slowly bend up to the desired pitch and try to leave it there for a little while. As someone stated previously, you could always slide up to the fret that is supposed to be your ending point to get a frame of reference on that pitch as well.
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#6
Thanks.. will check them out.
Forgot to mention, is it normal at the beggingin when you bend your fingers hurt?
#7
you should really bend with your wrist. Its common place to put your thumb over the top of the strings for leverage
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