Watch the Bendway online guitar lesson by Jeff McErlain from 50 Blues Rock Guitar Licks You MUST Know

Bending strings is one of the coolest and most unique aspects of the guitar. They add an element of expression to a note that sets a mood, much like vibrato. In this lick I am looking at some bends available in the Am pentatonic scale. As an exercise, try bending a note of the pentatonic scale to the next note in the scale. If you find the bend to be too tough, try it in a different position and that may make things much easier.