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Blues Lead Guitar 2: Adding Vibrato To Bends

The Blues Guitar Lessons

If you want to learn to play Blues Lead Guitar, this is where to start

In this lesson we're looking at adding vibrato to your string bends. Important that you check out the lessons on String Bending and Vibrato if you're even slightly not happy with them, because you want to be well comfortable with them individually before you combine them!

Video Lesson - video live on Aug 23rd

Homework and Practice

Short bursts of very focused practice is what you want here.

Session 1 - 5 Minutes
Mechanics work, making sure that the movements are coming from the right place and getting used to the feeling of the string pushing back.

Session 2 - 5 Minutes
Explore the width and speed and seeing what works best for you... how do they make you feel? what do you like? what's easy and what is hard?

Remember to keep your ears open to great vibrato and when you hear one that connects with you, spend some time trying to emulate it!

Additional Resources

Recommended Album
Remember that listening to great Blues is an essential part of the course, so try and check out all my recommended albums, they're the best of the best!

Larry Carlton - Last Night

Larry Carlton - Last Night

I so LOVE this album. It one of my top 10 favourite albums of all time for sure. Larry is the pinnacle of modern blues playing, mixing in a tasty spoonful of jazz into the blues and such incredible touch, tone and taste. Just get it, it's awesome.

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Lesson ID: BL-604