The guitar bend (string bending) is a technique where we increase the pitch of a note by “bending” the string. Bends allow exploration of microtonality and are used to give a vocal-like articulation to guitar passages. Bends give the guitarist countless possibilities.

This website, GuitarBends.com, explores the many ways to perform a bend on the guitar and is dedicated to teaching this important guitar technique to YOU!

Where To Start?

Easy Bends

Just starting out? Here you’ll find an easy approach to some common bend techniques.

Basic Bends

This category title “Basic Bends” does not necessarily mean that the lesson contained within are intended for beginners. Instead, with “Basic” we are referring to bends in their purest form, without any modification (such as a pre-bend, bend release, etc).