Get Your Bends in Shape
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.