Watch the Pedal Steel 1 online guitar lesson by Joe Dalton from 100 Twang Thangs
In this example, we are simply arpeggiating the chord and resolving the non-chordal tone by bending the note up a whole step. As I read that line back, it didn’t sound simple. An arpeggio is playing the chord one note at a time. The non-chordal tone is the “E” on the ninth fret. The D chord contains the notes D F# A. The “E” doesn’t belong. Bending the “E” up a whole step gives you the “F#”. Support the bend properly with the first and second finger of the left hand. Don’t pick too hard on the right hand. Try different rhythms and different orders of notes.