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Bon Jovi Style Half Step Bend Riff

By Eric Hufschmid


Hey GBUers,

Half step bends really help to make your guitar wail and sing. They are extremely expressive and add some serious emotion into your playing. Bon Jovi’s guitarist, Ritchie Sambora, would often add these bends into his playing to give his leads a more epic quality. Today we’ll show you a typical way he might use them.

So enjoy the riff guys!


Take some time to really get this riff down. Make sure your half step bends are perfectly in tune; most beginners tend to over bend these at first.


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