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What's New: Bending Study 10 - Overbending Study 3, Scales and Arpeggios

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The goal of this lesson is to continue advancing your overbend skills while simultaneously filling in the harmonic/theory knowledge that’s required of a traditional blues player to be able to apply/execute overbends well in our common three positions (1st, 2nd and 3rd). This will be achieved by studying chords (arpeggios) and chord scales (a combination of chord tones and scale tones), all to give you more material to play while improvising.

If you’re not already doing so, you should be working through the Music Theory Studies on the site (especially Studies 3, 4 and 5) to get the most out of this instruction. Though I’ve not taught you how to overdraw yet, I’ve included them in these exercises so that you’ll have a single point of reference for your scales. Skip these overdraws for now, but make sure to come back to this study and practice these exercises again once you can perform the technique.

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