So you’ve got basic guitar bending nailed… Now comes the time to really ramp up your skills with guitar bending exercises!
If you missed the two lessons on bending I’ve done previously, give those a quick watch. Guitar bending basics & guitar bend release.
So why guitar bending exercises? How is this suppose to help you solo better?
Well, like anything, the more you do something, the better you get at it. What we want to do here is repeat a perfect bend over and over again so that it becomes etched into your muscle memory. So when that moment comes in your next guitar solo where you really need to nail that bend to send chills down the spine of your audience…. It happens automatically.
In this online guitar lesson video, I go through my favorite guitar bending exercises. Learn each exercise slowly and practice it at a snails pace before increasing the speed.
As with all guitar speed building exercises, practicing to a metronome is a must for guitar bending exercises as well.
In this video lesson, my absolute favorite exercise is the Slash style riff. Slash’s solos in Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver, Slash’s Snake Pit and his solo releases all have amazing feel in the solos, in particular, his bends. This solo riff is the perfect thing to be practicing bending to the right notes while also doing your best to add as much flare as possible.
Once you’ve gone through this lesson, practice the guitar bending exercises for at least 5 minutes every day for the next few weeks. That will ensure you get the most out of this lesson and improve your guitar playing from it in the best possible way.
Remember that nothing comes easy, and that bending a guitar note bad, sounds horrible, so it’s definitely worth putting in the effort to get your guitar bends to sound great.