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Electric Country Guitar Lessons: Advanced Steel Bend Exercises

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[MUSIC]
Okay,
right there
in G, I did
a couple
of things
that I kind
of forgot to
show you.
There's a couple more bends that I
think are really cool that I'm going to
show you here now.
One of them is a little weird,
I like this lick, it's cool.
It's a little dissonant, but
say you're in this G position,
[MUSIC]
And you hit this G7 shape that I showed
you for this
[MUSIC].
So if you take that shape [SOUND],
and you bend up [SOUND],
I mean man that's really distant, but when
you use it in the context of a song, like
[MUSIC],
it kinda adds something cool.
I don't know why I like that, but
I guess because it's a little distant.
But that's just, you're bending
[MUSIC],
you're essentially doing that.
[MUSIC]
But it's just right
out of that seventh shift that
[MUSIC].
So that one,
[MUSIC],
you're just bending
[MUSIC],
so that's a good one too.
The other one I did was,
we went to the four chord, or
I think it was the four chord [SOUND],
we did this [SOUND].
I slid right into the major third of C
[MUSIC],
and I've bent from F up to G, and
I've hit C also here, so
[MUSIC].
So that was
[MUSIC],
so an interesting bend there.
[MUSIC]
And any of these you can
kinda accent those, you can kinda
accent some of those like this.
[MUSIC]
Just to get a little more
feeling out of them,
[MUSIC]
Cuz the country stuff is very,
it's very bluesy.
So another thing I did was I did
some low string bends on that G.
I did most of these bends we've been
doing a pushing up
[MUSIC].
Well, there's a few you
can do that are really
cool that go down on some low strings
[MUSIC].
So with that is,
I'm using the 1 and the 5, and
I'm essentially just going
[MUSIC]
That's our melody note
[MUSIC].
So
[MUSIC],
you can do
that,
[MUSIC]
Which is a G7,
[MUSIC]
That covers C.
So here
[MUSIC]
It's really cool to get
on those low strings,
and really bend, and
play back, hit it hard, and
play back by the bridge.
[MUSIC]
Okay,
moving
along
here.
[MUSIC]