Thanks for this - I really enjoyed it! Didn't think there was an significant amount of string bending but maybe I've seen too many rock players bend the note up 2 or 3 notes.
I remember seeing Willie Nelson on a live TV program called Later... where different bands/musicians take turns to play (you may know of it) and I was relatively impressed with his guitar playing accompanying his songs. But maybe he was cranking it up a bit to get people to buy his music so he can pay off that IRS bill! (Apologies to Willie if I misunderstood his predicament re: taxes!).Bill B wrote: ↑Sat May 13, 2017 1:56 ammost of the classical guitarists I am familiar with pretty much play composed pieces with the techniques that are specifically called for in the piece. string bending hasn't been a normal technique for most classical guitar composition so for the most part we end up not doing it. I wouldn't say its a no no, so much as its usually just not present in the pieces many of us play. Maybe you need to write some pieces!
I would say that string bending will wear out your nylon strings crazy fast..... the bass strings even faster. not only do steel strings respond better (sound wise) to this technique, but they also withstand it better.
you might hear more nylon string bending from Willie Nelson....
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