Guitar Lessons - String Bending And Vibrato Essentials

Play with "feel" with this comprehensive study of the techniques of string bending and vibrato.
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A must for anybody new to the techniques of string bending and vibrato, as well as the player looking to refine his or her technique.
Learn different types of finger vibrato.
Achieve sweet, singing vibrato, using the whammy bar.
Add more feeling and expression to your playing.
Learn how to bend strings perfectly in tune, with minimum effort.
Learn how to create singing sustain with your fingers.
Learn cool, bluesy-rock licks.
Build your soloing and phrasing vocabulary.
Discover new realm of musical creativity.
Incorporate all of these concepts and ideas into your own playing, making you a stronger, more musical and harmonically rich soloist and composer.


  • All you need in order to begin is an electric guitar, an amplifier, a pick and a desire to learn.
  • We do however recommend taking our Complete Foundation Course which will give you the skills to tackle this course.


Learn to play with "feel" by taking our comprehensive study of the techniques of string bending and vibrato.

This stand-alone course serves as either a from-scratch, definitive tutorial or a valuable refresher of these two essential techniques. Top UK session guitarist, Bobby Harrison demonstrates different types of finger vibrato, as well as showing you how to achieve sweet, singing vibrato, using the whammy bar.

String bending is also covered in great depth, as Bobby provides you with all the essential tools to be able to pull off this technique with the minimum of effort. You’ll learn some cool bluesy-rock licks too!

A must for anybody new to the techniques of string bending and vibrato, as well as the player looking to refine his or her technique.

Who this course is for:

  • Some prior experience of the electric guitar is required i.e. at least a basic grasp of chords and scales. This course would suit the beginner and intermediate player, but would also be perfect for the advanced player looking to refine their string bending and vibrato techniques.

Course content

1 section5 lectures1h 8m total length
  • String bending & Vibrato - Part 1
  • String bending & Vibrato - Part 2
  • String bending & Vibrato - Part 3
  • String bending & Vibrato - Part 4
  • Further Study.


Learn from two highly qualified, professional guitar teachers with over 50 years of combined experience.
FretHub Guitar Lessons
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FretHub is a fresh and comprehensive collection of online guitar lessons, offering hundreds of hours of video tuition, from two highly qualified and respected teachers with over 50 years of combined professional experience.

As session guitarists, between us, we have played alongside artists such as Queen's Brian May, Alice Cooper, Cliff Richard, Olivia Newton-John, Tony Hadley and Gabrielle. As tutors, we have taught thousands of students worldwide.

Our guitar lessons are taught in a down-to-earth manner and presented in a logical and progressive order, providing the consistency and familiarity you get from taking guitar lessons with a private tutor.

Our aim is to give you a solid foundation and equip you with the necessary tools to learn, recognise and employ the guitar techniques and tricks that are used in the making of the music you love.

From beginners through to advanced players, FretHub has everything you need to help you become the guitarist you've always wanted to be.

To tab or not to tab...that is a question! When we started FretHub, we opted not to provide tab in favour of breaking everything down very thoroughly in a note-for-note fashion. This is how we learned to play and we feel that it’s ultimately an easier way of memorising and internalising ideas, visualising patterns on the neck and training the ear. Our method is traditional guitar teaching, much like having an instructor sitting right in front of you, rather than creating a disconnect by playing a lick or phrase once, before referring you to the tab. As both of us have reached the highest level within our industry without the aid of tab (which didn't even exist when we were learning), we feel we are the best equipped and most qualified to provide our solid and successful teaching method. Many members of our website now play in bands, having never played before they joined FretHub.

We sincerely hope you enjoy our courses as much as we did making them.