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Filthy Punk Double Stop Unison Bends

Let's get down and dirty with some unison bend double stop action! Build up those digits with this punk-style etude that combines attitude and technique.

Practice Tips

  • Check your intonation when playing unison bends. To do this, firstly make sure that the note on the top string does not get bent; it should remain stable at all times. Next, play both strings and bend the bottom string up to the desired pitch, which is, in this case, a whole step higher. Once the two notes sound exactly the same as one another, you can stop bending; the mission is completed!
  • Stick to a down-up-down, down-up-down, down-up-down, down-up-down, down-up-down-up right hand pattern for the main idea; it really does work better.
  • Bending is great for building up left hand finger strength. Make sure to include some drills in each practice session. It's an essential technique, and really gives some biff to one's soloing skills.