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Whole Step Bends

A whole step is two frets on the guitar. So when you play a whole step bend, the end note should sound like the note 2 frets higher that where you are bending. The notation of whole step bends uses the same idea as the half step bends above. Below are 3 different ways that you may see these bends written.

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fig 2b
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Things to do

Play the 9th fret with your 4th finger and bend the 7th fret up a whole step with your 3rd finger.

Play the 9th fret with your 4th finger and bend the 7th fret up a whole step with your 2nd finger.

Play the 9th fret with your 3rd finger and bend the 7th fret up a whole step with your 1st finger.

 

Bends (as well as slides, hammer-ons, pull-offs etc..) come in two different flavors.

grace note bends

The approach and end note are heard as one. The bend is heard as a decoration of the end note.

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measured bends

The approach and end note are heard as 2 different notes.

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