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behind the nut...

PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2006 4:06 pm
by michaelc
bending and vibrato behind the nut is a great blues technique.playing a low down blues in E and bending the G string in particular behind the nut adds a whole new area of expression.it allows you to sing on notes that would normally just ring.another one,is hook your index finger nail and tip ,on G string, right behind a fret.then bend down hard and either hold it or bend and shake it up and down.these two things can add a big sound to your playing. after you can talk , its time too sing !

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 3:30 pm
by blues power
prob works nice but my nails are all chewed off. if theyre too long i cant play so i bite em down to size.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 5:48 pm
by ricochet
It does work. You've got to have strings sliding very smoothly and freely in the nut slots. Another option is bending them below the bridge.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2006 8:21 am
by Huddie Ledbetter
Yeah I love doing this, learnt it from Jimmy Page off my Led Zeppelin DVD. I think he kind of popularised it, but try doing it with natural harmonics like Page does on 'Dazed and Confused'.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 9:06 pm
by straightblues
I was popularized by Roy Buchanan.

PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 2:04 am
by jumpnblues
Roy was also doing two handed fretboard tapping lonnnnnnnngggggg before Eddie Van Halen ever thought of it. 8)

Tom