When I bend the string, my fingers pressing on the bended string always easily go under the upper string. I think part of the issue is that my strings are quite high, but after fixing the height down a little bit, I still can't make it completely right. And I saw in some tutorial videos one almost presses on two strings and bend them all up, though they actually only ought to bend the lower string. Is that right way to do it?
If you bend the thin E string, I can't see any other way than that the B and sometimes G string will also follow in the same movement. They are not making a sound since they are not touching the frets. So the tutorial videos are showing the correct way of doing it.
First of all adjust the action/height on your electric guitar , this link may help you or you can just google it . For your second issue, suppose that you want to bend 8th fret of second string (this note is
G ) if you
full bend it (not 1/2) you would hear
A note (the next note after
G) . During bending of any note your left hand finger (if you are right handed) maybe touches the upper string or maybe not ! you should bend the note to reach the frequency of the next note , that's the point. Because you didn't picked upper string (in our example third string=
G) it shouldn't make any noise. hope it helps...
Don't think it is really an issue. Sometimes adjacent strings are pushed too, so they bend as well, silently. Sometimes the adjacent string goes over the bent string as its pushed underneath.Does it really matter? If people like Hendrix had spent (wasted) their time thinking 'is this the correct way to do it' we'd still be in the dark ages.Whatever works best for the individual is best.No-one should have the right to state on the internet: 'This is the proper way to do this'when trying to show the world how THEY do it. But the internet seems to be the new Bible.