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Re: A ? and comment on Voodoo Chile

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Posted By mecca On Sun, Aug 26th At 8:02 PM
In Reply To: A ? and comment on Voodoo Chile Posted By Semblagez On Sat, Aug 25th At 1:34 PM
It's not really bending the string, it's a way of
doing a vibrato, used by some old blues men, you
just hold the string tight and move it forward
and back along the axis of the string, i.e.
horizontally, which should create a vibrato
effect, Jimi used this and also the traditional
slight normal bend up and down to add sustain to
certain notes. Jimi was a master at learning all
the little skills and adding them together to his
arsenal when playing.


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