“Sometimes I bend seven or eight frets and I know where I’m going. To bend strings micro-tonally means playing across the fingerboard instead of up and down. There are 14 possible notes within seven frets. If you have a good enough ear-like Ravi Shankar or Jimi Hendrix-there are 21 steps within those seven frets. Your guitar will sound more vocal if you play like that.” -Michael Bloomfield (Guitar Player Magazine, 1971)


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