#1
I know it sounds stupid, but I can't quite do bends that well. Anybody have any tips?
#3
Try thumb over the neck for better leverage and bend with a rotating wrist motion (think opening door knob).

Also, remember to bend in tune when practicing as well.
#4
If you're having a problem bending to pitch, play the note you want to bend to first, then try and match it.
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#5
Instead of "pushing" straight up, try to have your wrist make a curving motion upward.
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