Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
Journey to the Draft is an organic, unscripted, docu-series that follows three college football players, all with promising professional careers. These young men attend different schools across the country and play a variety of positions on the field, but at the end of the day they share one goal:to play in the NFL. The AOL docu-series follows players Leonard Williams, Kevin White and Marcus Peters.
Connected features the personal stories of six New Yorkers woven together into one of the most intimate series ever. This groundbreaking show changes the nature of storytelling by giving each character a camera to document their lives. The result is a unique format revealing as different as everyone appears to be, we are all universally Connected.
Wake up to your world in 2 minutes.
Jews and Money. Asian Drivers. Polish IQ. CPT… that's racist! But where do these stereotypes come from? Comedian Mike Epps explores the backstories of this humor and how history and fact often distorts into a snide – but sometimes funny – shorthand.
"INSPIRED" features celebrities, visionaries and some of the biggest newsmakers of our generation, recounting the stories behind their biggest, life-changing moments of inspiration.
In a compelling series of verite encounters, Win Win provides unique access into the minds and lives of the world’s most-celebrated entrepreneurs and athletes.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
Comedy is hard, but teaching comedy to children is hilariously difficult. Kevin Nealon is giving the challenge to some world-famous comedians. As these young minds meet with comedy’s best, get ready to learn some valuable comedy lessons, and to laugh!
James Franco loves movies. He loves watching them, acting in them, directing them, and even writing them. And now, he’s going to take some of his favorite movie scenes from the most famous films of all time, and re-imagine them in ways that only James can.
The story of punk rock singer Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! who came out as a woman in 2012, and other members of the trans community whose experiences are woefully underrepresented and misunderstood in the media.
Executive produced by Zoe Saldana (who will be the subject of one episode), a celebrity travels back to their hometown to pay tribute to the one person from their past (before they were famous) who helped change their life by giving them an over-the-top, heart-felt surprise.
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
Brad Henecke teaches a blues lick that makes use of the unison bend technique.
Welcome to JamPlay, this is Brad and I’m going to teach you some more Blues Licks and you can use this in Rock and Roll. It’s the blues or pentatonic scale in the key of A minor. Anyway, these are going to be some bends and they are going to be pretty cool.
Anyway, there’s going to be two different ways to bend here and this is also called like a unison bend. Anyway what you’re going to do is you’re going to go down to the 5th fret with your first finger here on the 2nd string and hold the note. Go to the 3rd string on the 7th fret and hold that one with your 3rd finger.
So anyway, the first note is held with 1st finger, 2nd note is held with the 3rd finger. Okay what we’re going to do here is use your second finger as reinforcement on the 3rd string because that’s where you’re going to be doing your bend. And what you’re going to do is you’re going to strike both notes together on the 3rd and 2nd string. And at the same time, you’re going to bend up the 3rd but leave the 2nd string where it’s at. So this is a little bit tricky because sometimes you want to bend both fingers and the trick is getting the 3rd finger and 2nd finger to bend up and leaving the 1st finger in the same position. What it’s going to sound like is this.
Now one thing that I forgot to tell you is the 3rd string is going to be bend up one whole step to this note. And you notice it’s the same note as on the 2nd string. So it’s give you a nice winding sound. Okay, now let’s just do that and then kind of hold it.
The trick is getting it in tune or getting the tone right. Once you’ve found that you’ve got it. Anyway, I’m going to show you the next old way to do that. This is a little bit different. You go to the 5th fret on the 1st string and hold that with your first finger. And what I do is take my third finger and go all the way down to the 8th fret on the 2nd string using my second finger as a way to reinforce it or anchor the third finger.
Anyway, what it is the first note is an A here and what you’re going to do is basically the same idea, you leave your first finger where it’s at and bend the third finger one whole step up to match that note. And this is what it’s going to sound like.
And you can put a little bit of vibrato at the end of it. But at first, try to hit the note, listening, and trying to get its pitch. Okay, now the next part of it is we’re going to do a unison bend on the first one where we went on the 5th fret on the 2nd string and the seventh fret on the 3rd, and we’re going to bend up and then back down.
[Demonstration] Now the next one is the same idea of a back down only with the second--secondly you’re doing it on the 5th and 8th fret, 1st and 2nd string. Okay try not to let the other strings ring. Maybe do a little palm muting at the same time.
Tags:Unison bend technique,blues,blues lick,brad henecke,electric guitar tutorial,Guitar Lick,jamplay,video guitar lesson