String Bending in Blues Lead Guitar

Justin of JustinGuitar offers a wealth of great lessons on his YouTube channel. Here’s one that we think is particularly relevant for many of our readers: “String Bending in Blues Lead Guitar.”

In this lesson, Justin explains in detail the mechanics behind successful string bending and specifically how—and when—to use it in blues lead guitar. This lesson is number three in his Essential Blues Lead Guitar Module, so be sure to visit his YouTube channel for the other related posts. Better still, subscribe to keep up with his new videos and lessons.

When you’re through, visit his website,, for more free lessons, loads of songs and detailed courses for beginners and intermediate players. Genres include blues, jazz and fingerstyle, and he has many lessons on technique, practice, ear training, theory and much more. To get help with this lesson and find additional notes and tips, use the Lesson ID in the search box at the top of the web site. 

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