Bending strings is a technique where you play a string as normal and then bend the string with your fretting hand to raise the pitch of the note. In most genres bending to an exact chromatic or diatonic pitch is desired. It takes practice not to under or over shoot the note. Failure to bend to an exact pitch is usually considered a mistake to be avoided.

Bending with your second, third, or fourth fingers allows you to make use of your other fingers behind it for additional strength and precision in the bend.

Example String Bend

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