Posted by Brian Ed Cox on January 31, 2001 at 15:56:04:
In Reply to: Re: "partial" bend (?), will real bend follow? posted by Jim on January 31, 2001 at 14:33:02:
If you have changed the pitch on the 3 hole draw you have altered the note that is tuned in that hole. your going the right direction. try the the 4 hole draw, you have 4 draw notes; the natural notes as well as 3 hole note draw bends. Don't make bending a huge deal, it's not a big physical thing ( does not take a lot of power ), when you bend drop your jaw, as your jaw drops your tongue ( the back of your tongue ) should drop with your jaw and create a larger area in your mouth, thus creating the proper air flow for the bend as well as helping to create your sound. Hard to explain, not that hard to do. Once you get the feel it will take some time to control. I guess what I'm trying to say is your on the right track.
: You're probably getting there...I've been playing for about 20 years and I can remember that feeling. Keep your mouth tight and focus on single notes.
: : i've been working on bending for a week or so, and now i can
: : get the 4 draw note to change pitch a little. it sounds
: : like the sound file example here of what an "incorrect"
: : bend sounds like. i'm wondering if this means i'm about
: : to strike oil and do the real bend, or if it means i'm
: : just on the wrong track.
: : i'm using the tongue blocking method, if that makes a
: : difference.
: : thanks for the help!
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