Watch the Pre-Bends online guitar lesson by Chris Buono from 60 Electric Guitar Techniques You MUST Know

A pre-bend AKA a ghost bend calls for you to push a fretted note to the pitch you're intending to play without being heard and then playing and holding it until release. Take note: There's no obligation to release that pre-bend. There's a distinct character to a note that has been played as a pre-bend that never releases that's very cool. Whatever fate you decide for your pre-bend, it's even more ways to phrase, adding to your quiver of pitch modulation arrows to shoot off in your improvisations or compositions.