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While everything that goes up very well must come down, when it comes to ghost bends, the trick lies within never hearing what went up in the first place. Ghost bends are bends that require you to pre-bend a note and then pick the string so you only hear a descent in pitch. Ritchie Blackmore made liberal use of this technique in the Deep Purple anthem "Smoke on the Water", which is where this lick finds it's origins.