In this series, Ukulele Video Lessons - Chord Bending, you'll be learning a technique that a lot of musicians employ when they are trying to get a different sound for a song. This technique is known as chord bending. Well, that's what I call it anyways!! This is something that is used in country music, jazz, rock, blues, etc. All you have to do is push the string up on a fret. There are different things that you can do when you are bending the string.
For example, it's a good idea to do a lot of practicing with the chord on the fifth fret on the E string for the G scale and and the third fret on the E string for the F scale. You can do it on any string or fret. It all depends on what chord(s) you're playing. The chord bending is something that gives the music that you play a different sound. It's something that makes you think of country music and blue grass music. People love the twanging that they hear in country music and they look forward to hearing that in a country song.
Bending a string is something a lot of people like to incorporate into their music and it's something that is easy to learn once you practice it a lot. Some people are worried about hurting their strings when they are chord bending but it's something that you can do without worrying about the affect it has on your ukulele. Don't get discouraged if it doesn't sound the way that you think it should at first, because it does take practice and time to perfect. But once you have practiced it over and over again, you will find that chord bending is something that is a lot of fun.Return to Home Page