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Old 30-03-2008, 09:43 PM   #1
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hey all i started playing guitar in december (got one for christmas) and i was wondering if i could get some help on a few things cause i know at least a few people here play...

1. what the crap is a pinch harmonic??? and how do ya do it?

2.at the beginning of THIS SONG when he sweeps the pick across the top three strings does anyone know how he gets the sound as if he's picking each individually???

thats all for now but i'm sure ill be struggling again soon enough

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Old 30-03-2008, 09:53 PM   #2
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A pinch harmonic is where you pick a note and you lightly touch the string with your thumb right after picking the note with your picking hand, its bloody hard to describe in words!!

Say you fret the third string on the 5th fret pick it and as you pick with the plec roll your thumb into the string so it lightly touches the string where you picked, it should, with a bit of practice, squeel.

by the looks of the video he's doing a down sweep slowly, I probably would down pick the top and up pick the next two going down.
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Old 30-03-2008, 11:56 PM   #3
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i can do the sweep but for me it it mushes all the sounds together if you know what i mean... it might just be my amp though so when i get my new one later today ill see if i can put up a video to show what i mean

as for the pinch harmonic... sounds bloody hard looks like its time to practice now...

thanks


new question

is there any way to train your pinky finger to stretch farther? mines kinda deformed i broke it a while ago and now its got a weird bend in it so it wont go much further than my ring finger.
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Originally posted by acid44

is there any way to train your pinky finger to stretch farther? mines kinda deformed i broke it a while ago and now its got a weird bend in it so it wont go much further than my ring finger.

Break it again and stretch it???
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Old 31-03-2008, 07:10 AM   #5
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might work but im all out of morphine so... no:p
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Pinch harmonics. Man are they fun.

You should listen to Cemetary Gates by Pantera to hear the awesomeness of them.

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Old 31-03-2008, 06:46 PM   #7
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louis man... youve told me to listen to that song like a million times now. im not listening to it again!!!!
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Originally posted by gster123
by the looks of the video he's doing a down sweep slowly, I probably would down pick the top and up pick the next two going down.
check this out man

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuzen...eature=related

watch the picking in the beginning
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Its no too difficult to do with parctice, just build up slowly trying to keep a nice even tempo.

If you want to see some insane guitar work, check these out

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbndgwfG22k

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ddn4MGaS3N4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1GZC0GQKOA&feature=user

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsD6uEZsIsU


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yh_24DXNy8E

Also look out for any other of Justin Kings stuff.
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ill have to check them out later once i get my new comp hooked up and deal with some shit
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looking into a cheap acoustic for the summer so i can just walk down the road or sit in a park or w/e playing... any ideas? thanks
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Originally posted by gster123
Its no too difficult to do with parctice, just build up slowly trying to keep a nice even tempo.

If you want to see some insane guitar work, check these out

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbndgwfG22k

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ddn4MGaS3N4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1GZC0GQKOA&feature=user

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsD6uEZsIsU


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yh_24DXNy8E

Also look out for any other of Justin Kings stuff.

ive heard my friend lance play the intro for that Antoine Dufour - Reality one before


those are all amazing man andy mckee is amazing ive never heard of any of those guys before but hes the best of em

thnks for the enlightenment


p.s. sorry for the triple post
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new question...

i play in a fairly low tuning drop C/drop D(CGCFAD/BF#BEG#C#, not sure for the drop b but i think thats what it is...), and my buddy said i should get some really high gauge strings... what guage would you suggest?

also, im lookin to get a new guitar as mine has gone through hell and back over and over, and now is a complete wreck... but, i only like ibanez guitars so far out of all the ones ive played and im trying to keep under 500$ CAN budget and i dont want to buy one online, i will if i find a good one but i dont want to... anyways the question is would the ibanez rg tremolo be a good one for that budget?(specifically the RG370DX model)

ill go for a daron malakian custom if i can find one under 800$ but thats just cause hes my fav. guitarist:p

on a side note... david draimon is funny as hell check this out:p http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Frorl...eature=related

has swearing... just watch the beggining if you dont like the band...
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I probably would give Ernie ball, Slinky tops, heavy bottoms a go, there a nice balance, think there 10's - 52's so you get the fat low's and sitll have a nice thin string for any solo stuff, if youve got a floating bridge going that low, you might need to fiddel with the bridge and the intonation just to make sure its on.

With low tuning you need to have higer guage strings as lower ones flap about and slap the fretboard.

As for the guitar, I aint a clue, i'm a fender man myself
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Old 28-05-2008, 08:49 AM   #15
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i hate fenders man

but as for the strings i ended up goin out and getting those exact ones and, they were cheap too ($5.75). and they have a perfect feel for my playing style

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