Blues Lead Guitar: Bending #4of20 (Guitar Lesson BL-014) How to play

PART 4 in SERIES – In this vid I give you more info on doing bends in the blues… which clarification you can bend in the pentatonic scale, how to do a curl, exercises to keep them in tune and how to mute the strings…Taught by Justin Sandercoe. Full support at the justinguitar web site where you will find hundreds of lessons on a wide range of subjects, and all the scales and chords that you will ever need! There is a fantastic forum too to get help, no matter what the problem. And it is all really free, no bull. No try out lessons, no memberships, no free ebook. Just tons of fantastic lessons :) To get help with this lesson (and for further info and tabs), find the Lesson ID in the video title (like ST-667 or whatever) and then look it up on the Lesson Index page of Have fun .
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  1. Bluesladie says:

    I like the way you teach. It’s  very simple to know and see what you are doing.

  2. YTjason002 says:

    Dude (Justin) , you rule!

  3. rdwaters says:

    That animal noise at the end sounded EXACTLY like my string bending.

  4. bennourse1 says:

    @liveslowlivesimple Sadly I reckon it isn’t … Oh dear God haha 

  5. liveslowlivesimple says:

    @uj4cars i really hope this is a joke

  6. chenzii says:

    justin is the best teacher ever. long live king justin.

  7. glassman18302 says:

    i am lucky enough to have figured this out for myself. Started playing trumpet in the 4th grade, NATURAL on drums, and those drummin’ years playin’ People, Souther, Hard Rockk were the best years of my life. I learned friom watchimg bass, lead, and rhythm guitar from them. I am on YT too! glassman18302

  8. glassman18302 says:

    Ya know. There are some people that really want to learn guitar and a few leads. Same way as I would have taught it Justin! I reckon what you are doing is simply awesome!!!!!!!

  9. BlackGhost574 says:

    may… ive only been playing for 3months and im starting to feel like i can lead after 2 more months…

  10. carman24007 says:

    @uj4cars You should really go back to school and have your grammar check out!

  11. carman24007 says:

    @EmTheBestRapper Its perfectly normal, 2 months isnt even close to enough time to develop proper callouses, and bending puts extra strain on your fingers, so just keep practising. Also a classical isnt fit for blues, but you can still use one, but i would suggest invest in either a electric, or an acoustic guitar.

  12. uj4cars says:

    ok…i ws strugglin to gt the bends properly on my acoustic guitr….so i place electric guitar strings on it…n nw..bendin clarification is soo mch more simple n….da sound also is quite gud…!!
    Hope dis hlps ppl who nly hv an acoustic…!!

  13. EmTheBestRapper says:

    I’m playing a classic guitar and I started playing 2 months ago.
    Is it unusual that my fingers hurt after several bends ?
    And does classic fit for blues ? please answer

  14. diptwares says:

    Disregard my question about the blues note, I see where you get into it a few lessons later, thanks Justin!!

  15. diptwares says:

    How come you’re not playing the flatted third note in the scale?

  16. Xs0phiaX1 says:

    this really helped a lot! thanks!

  17. StephenHess1 says:

    @nichiyas I have the same problem

  18. JSSSLVVV says:

    is it possible to play blues lead on acoustic ?

  19. SuperHexadecimal says:

    these are the best lessons ever

  20. wikwox1956 says:

    On a really unrelated note: I Like Tasmanian Devils!!!!

  21. Jockel120654 says:

    fantastic teacher! thanks

  22. CKS5000 says:

    @pliskinn0089 i reckon you mean 11 high e, and yeah its going to be different. But there are those who use skinnier strings and different tuning to get their tone.

  23. nichiryas says:

    @JustinSandercoe like TheMeOwMiiX problem… if i want to bend a note up then back to the initial note without muting it. how to do it? PLEASE REPLY.

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