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Suggestion 1: You could also just play the same note on a different string and fret to avoid this problem? E.g. play the bend as you were playing it, but play the following note on the same (B) string by sliding back to the 6th fret. This would of course be a solution which is impossible if you would play the same riff on the 3rd fret for example. ...


If your next note is on a lower (i.e., thicker) string (what you call "the string above"), then you could use the same finger that you use for bending. This is done by letting the lower string slip under your finger while you bend, which will allow you to fret that new string by just rolling your finger a little bit. This is done a lot in blues playing, but ...


not sure if this will work or not, but i'm having trouble with catching notes on bends atm, and I remember my mate used to put glue on his fingertips (and let ut set obviously) before he played. Research it before you go ahead and try it. Just a thought.


When you are bending strings your fingers catch other adjacent strings in the direction of the bend, so if you're amplified you can usually hear those strings vibrating, and when you release the bend, if the ajdacents strings aren't properly muted, they will ring out. There are two approaches to muting the strings: Fretting hand muting, where you are muting ...

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