Cool Licks: Country Bends

author: jasonwilford date: 10/16/2012 category: guitar techniques
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Cool Licks: Country Bends
One of my favourite things to do when I have my Tele on the bridge pickup is to play double-stops while bending one of the strings. This is done a lot in country music to emulate a pedal-steel guitar sound, but you can find this concept applied in nearly every genre. These bends also sound great with heavy distortion in a rock situation! This lick was made with the theme of 'country bends' in mind, and should help give you some cool ideas to use in your own playing. This is just scratching the surface with this style of bends, but hopefully this gives you enough to play around with for the time being! Also watch out for the cool behind-the-nut bend at the start of the 3rd measure. (Check out the video below, and follow along with the tablature directly underneath for a deeper understanding.)
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