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Postby michaelc » Wed Feb 22, 2006 4:06 pm

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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Postby blues power » Thu Feb 23, 2006 3:30 pm

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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Postby ricochet » Thu Feb 23, 2006 5:48 pm

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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Postby Huddie Ledbetter » Wed Jun 07, 2006 8:21 am

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'.
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Postby straightblues » Thu Jun 22, 2006 9:06 pm

I was popularized by Roy Buchanan.
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Postby jumpnblues » Sat Jun 24, 2006 2:04 am

Roy was also doing two handed fretboard tapping lonnnnnnnngggggg before Eddie Van Halen ever thought of it. 8)

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