How To Play Better Lead Guitar Licks Using Creative Bending Technique

Your lead guitar licks sound more engaging and unique when you use creative bending technique. Most guitarists use only a few variations in their bending... limiting their musical expression greatly. If you know less than 10 ways to bend strings, you have a big opportunity to improve your guitar playing quickly.

Find out how to play with creative bending technique to make your soloing sound great by watching this video demonstration:

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An Essential Tip For All Guitarists:

Start taking lessons with a guitar teacher rather than learning without help.

It's extremely easy to wind up stuck in your guitar playing journey and not aware of what you need to do to make improvement without someone experienced to instruct you.

This makes trying to get better at guitar feel frustrating and demotivating rather than enjoyable - as it ought to be.

This reason is why I advise all guitarists take lessons with a great guitar teacher.

This is very valuable for helping you make tons of progress, because a really good guitar teacher is reliable at getting you to notice where you are going wrong, fix any playing habits and get new insights about playing guitar that you may not have heard about if you learned solely by yourself.

Not only does this make getting better on guitar more enjoyable, it makes it massively less frustrating. Also, you become a much better guitar player, very quickly.

When you are all set to achieve a high level of skill in your guitar playing, I am currently giving lessons to new guitar students.

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Neglected Guitar Playing Cleanliness Issue: Not Having Consistent Skills

Inconsistencies in how you attack notes.

To deal with this, record the same guitar pattern 2 times into your closest sound recording app and (if possible) pan one track completely to one side and the other completely to the other side.

After that listen (using headphones ideally) and hear where errors occur. This will be no sweat, because once you notice anything that occurs in one ear/speaker but not in the other, that tells you that you have a problem.

Think about what that mistake is (by giving attention to each recording by itself) and then when you start playing again, make sure to keep that area perfect.

As an example, you may notice that you are likely to play the same part either with different approaches to palm muting. This will mean that you should emphasize your palm muting in that portion of the piece and keep the pressure uniform while playing.

If you detect that one track has string sounds in a specific spot but sounds clean in the other, that means you need to more diligently watch your muting techniques as you play that part in the music to make certain that the noise never occurs.

This makes your aural skills more fine-tuned so that you can become more tuned to your own flaws and correct them.

Do this exercise routine as part of your guitar practice and your playing becomes a lot more tight.

Guitar Practice Exercise For Getting Super Fast & More Clean

Concentrate on hearing your mistakes as you play at faster speeds.

As an example, when you are playing a fast lick at or near your fastest speed and find that your hands aren't together, you need to be able to know which note( s) are not clean as you are actively playing.

To do that, your ability to focus needs to become much more honed.

Work on breaking up hard guitar licks into smaller sized parts of a few notes at once. Then try these few notes at your greatest speed. This makes it a lot easier to find your mistakes.

Another tactic that will help you during faster tempos (most notably with legato) is to go between faster playing and slower playing continuously (in 12 second intervals).

When you only play fast for several minutes at a time, gradually your hand becomes tired and your technique gets sloppy (strengthening bad habits).

So if you go back and forth between slow and fast playing in fast bursts of effort you have the opportunity to alter your muscle memory by assessing the right slow technical motions before playing again at your fastest speed.

This trains you to learn the appropriate motions quickly and ingrain them into your top speeds.

As you start to improve your listening, you will begin observing the exact missteps you make at your fastest speeds (with anything you know how to play) and you know how to deal with them.

Mastering bending technique for guitar gives you the power to create intense emotion every time you pick up your instrument to play. Learn the best way to do it by taking online guitar classes.

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