Watch the Bending 6ths: Study 1 online guitar lesson by Jason Loughlin from Country Guitar Survival Guide: Lead Edition

I think all country guitar players secretly want to be steel players. Players like Jerry Donahue and Roy Buchanan have made steel licks a big part of their vocabulary. Here's a bending solo based on the interval of a sixth. Two notes separated by six scale steps. The bends that you will learn in this instrumental take time and hand strength. Be patient, trust in the fingerings I'll show you take the time to make sure each bend is in tune. Using any string gauge above .10 will make this difficult.

Our first instrumental study will be using approach bends and bend releases on either the high or low note of the interval. In some cases I will be bending a whole step while targeting the half step inbetween.