What Are The Best Songs For Learning String Bending

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  • JerkMoansJerkMoans Frets: 6713
    Pink floyd - Time, it is also not that fast. 
    +1: it's what my guitar teacher used with me.
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  • fastonebazfastonebaz Frets: 2392
    ACDC -  Night Prowler solo
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    Steve vai - gravity storm
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  • KebabkidKebabkid Frets: 2590
    edited February 18
    Hotel California solos. On live versions, the twin harmony guitars at the end and 2nd time around have an interesting bend after each riff.

    Brian May is good to listen to for slow, well-intonated and controlled bends e.g..Don't stop me now

    Gilmour is good for over/wide bends but Steve Lukather is a big user of those
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  • clarkefanclarkefan Frets: 805
    RickLucas said:
    Albert King
    +1, then after Albert everybody else above.
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  • Rowby1Rowby1 Frets: 685
    Elliot Eastons guitar solo in Just What I Needed buy the Cars has some interesting bends that are quite challenging. It pushes you to hit a series of target notes accurately. 
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  • GassageGassage Frets: 26273
    Three from me:
    Peaceful Easy Feeling
    SOYCD
    Oklahoma Borderline

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  • JonathangusJonathangus Frets: 1681
    Brothers in Arms.  The song's not too fast, and most of it consists of short, self-contained licks as the fills between the vocal lines.  Bends at different speeds, some with vibrato, and some 'bend-release-bend-release' moments.  Sounds crap if you don't pitch them correctly (ask me how I know).
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  • EricTheWearyEricTheWeary Frets: 12307
    The problems with Albert King are he used altered tunings so not always easily replicable and on some of the live recordings he doesn’t bend to tune very much. 
    The Albert inspired choon that comes to mind is Strange Brew by Cream as the bends and vibrato are note for note King but in standard ( or Eb ?) tuning. The short solo is pretty much a primer for blues bends.

    [ I don’t know if the OP has left the building but it’s a good question] 
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  • DLMDLM Frets: 2275
    Plus Albert King played with the thinnest string furthest away from his feet... the human hand is stronger contracting. And he was The Velvet Bulldozer, with strong paws.
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  • LegionreturnsLegionreturns Frets: 7670
    Tuesday's Gone was the first song I started doing bends on. I wish someone had talked me out of it as they're all around the 4th fret! 

    It did toughen me up though!

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  • phil_bphil_b Frets: 1997
    Wonderful tonight riff
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  • BlueStratBlueStrat Frets: 239
    +1 for Shine on you crazy diamonds. 
    David Gilmour is the master of the tasteful bend. 
    Here’s a couple of tutorials that i found really helpful
    https://youtu.be/_xeWPO0k6eQ

    https://youtu.be/ca2cEvpidMw
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