Lesson 15.3 – Different Types of Bends

Bends are represented differently in standard music and online. And each type of bend has its own notation.

Standard Notation

Bends are represented by upward arrows with numbers above the bends. Downward arrows
indicate a release as part of a bend and release, or a reverse bend. The numbers represent how
much the bend raises the string’s pitch: 1/4 for a slight bend, 1/2 for a half step (1 fret), 1 (or
full) for a whole step (2 frets), 1 1/2 for one-and-one-half steps (3 frets).

Internet Notation

Internet tablature commonly uses the symbol “b” for bends. The b is placed between two
numbers, the 1st number indicating the starting fret and the 2nd number indicating the
pitch the bend should sound like. The symbol “r” is used to identify a release of the bend.

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Lesson 15.3 – Different Types of Bends

Bends are represented differently in standard music and online. And each type of bend has its own notation.

Standard Notation

Bends are represented by upward arrows with numbers above the bends. Downward arrows
indicate a release as part of a bend and release, or a reverse bend. The numbers represent how
much the bend raises the string’s pitch: 1/4 for a slight bend, 1/2 for a half step (1 fret), 1 (or
full) for a whole step (2 frets), 1 1/2 for one-and-one-half steps (3 frets).

Internet Notation

Internet tablature commonly uses the symbol “b” for bends. The b is placed between two
numbers, the 1st number indicating the starting fret and the 2nd number indicating the
pitch the bend should sound like. The symbol “r” is used to identify a release of the bend.

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