There are several different ways in which you can bend a note.
* The Normal Bend, Standard Bend
* The Bend and Release
* The Pre-Bend
* The Reverse Bend
The normal bend involves picking a note and then bending the string until the desired pitch is reached. E.g. Sounding an E and then bending it up to F.
The bend and release involves picking a note, bending the string up to a certain level and then bringing the note back to its original pitch. E.g. Sounding an E, bending it to F and then released back to E.
The pre-bend refers to bending the string up to a certain level without actually picking it. This is used when carrying out the reverse bend.
The reverse bend is achieved by pre-bending a string, sounding it and then releasing it to its original pitch. E.g. Pre-bending an E to a F, sounding it and then releasing it to an E.
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