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Get Your Bends in Shape

Get Your Bends in Shape
How to Bend Strings (the Right Way) with Tom Butwin

Watch as Tom Butwin breaks down exactly what you need to improve your bends.


String bending is a fundamental and expressive technique in guitar playing that adds a unique flavor to melodies and solos. Guitarists use their fingertips or multiple fingers to bend the string upward or downward, manipulating the tension and pitch of the note. This control is crucial for achieving precision and conveying the intended emotion in the music. Beginners often find it challenging to bend accurately without unintentionally affecting adjacent strings, but with practice, musicians develop the strength and muscle memory needed for precise bending.

Alex LIfeson, Victor

Anthem Records in Canada and Rhino Records will reissue the first-ever solo albums of Rush's Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee. Lifeson’s 1996 album Victor and Lee’s 2000 offering My Favourite Headache will be re-released on August 9, 2024.

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The new Jimi Hendrix documentary chronicles the conceptualization and construction of the legendary musician’s recording studio in Manhattan that opened less than a month before his untimely death in 1970. Watch the trailer now.

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Rivolta Guitars' Sferata | PG Plays
Rivolta Guitars' Sferata | PG Plays

PG contributor Tom Butwin dives into the Rivolta Sferata, part of the exciting new Forma series. Designed by Dennis Fano and crafted in Korea, the Sferata stands out with its lightweight Simaruba wood construction and set-neck design for incredible playability.

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The "Sandblasted" SE Series features a swamp ash top with a unique sandblasted finish in five color options.

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