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post Jun 12 2008, 01:23 AM
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I was practicing one of the video lessons...and all of a sudden this Zakk Wylde sound came out of my headphones! ohmy.gif I practiced pinch harmonics for a long time and could never make one sound right....then it happens by itself! I'd rather be lucky than good!!!


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post Jun 12 2008, 01:24 AM
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that's really cool man, keep practicing smile.gif


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post Jun 12 2008, 01:25 AM
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QUOTE (Praetorian @ Jun 11 2008, 04:23 PM) *
I was practicing one of the video lessons...and all of a sudden this Zakk Wylde sound came out of my headphones! ohmy.gif I practiced pinch harmonics for a long time and could never make one sound right....then it happens by itself! I'd rather be lucky than good!!!



Lol thats how I did my first one to biggrin.gif

I cranked up the gain one time and had a weird thumb placement on the string and BAM! biggrin.gif

Felt great didnt it ?


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post Jun 12 2008, 01:30 AM
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it feels good when u get it well i no it did for me rolleyes.gif
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post Jun 12 2008, 02:01 AM
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QUOTE (Eat-Sleep-andJam @ Jun 11 2008, 08:25 PM) *
Lol thats how I did my first one to biggrin.gif

I cranked up the gain one time and had a weird thumb placement on the string and BAM! biggrin.gif

Felt great didnt it ?


laugh.gif Same here! Then I could'nt stop! cool.gif


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post Jun 12 2008, 02:10 AM
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Congrats biggrin.gif I still remember my first pinch, got it by accident aswell.. and i just kept pinching smile.gif


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post Jun 12 2008, 02:28 AM
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Am I the only one who had to work his ass off to pull these pinched harmonics off?! I wasn't so lucky to let it happen by accident...


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post Jun 12 2008, 02:38 AM
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QUOTE (ZakkWylde @ Jun 11 2008, 09:28 PM) *
Am I the only one who had to work his ass off to pull these pinched harmonics off?! I wasn't so lucky to let it happen by accident...


I can get them by accident from time to time but I haven't dedicated enough time to be able to do them at will. TBH, they're fairly low on my list of things to learn smile.gif


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post Jun 12 2008, 03:09 AM
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QUOTE (ZakkWylde @ Jun 12 2008, 02:28 AM) *
Am I the only one who had to work his ass off to pull these pinched harmonics off?! I wasn't so lucky to let it happen by accident...


Im the same, i tried and tried til i got them, no accident here... now when i practice them i go through scales doing them on every note


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post Jun 12 2008, 03:13 AM
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I had trouble at first with pinch harmonics, but now I pretty much have total command, if I want to whip on out, I don't have to even think about it. A cool technique I came up with is being up to do pinch harmonics with your thumb, but also with the finger underneath that holds the pick, so I can also do them with an upstroke, so I can tremolo pick harmonics. I can get some pretty sweet sounds.


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post Jun 12 2008, 03:20 AM
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I just did my first this weekend. My dad was very impressed. It wasnt great and its still a work in progress but it was still pinching and it felt great! laugh.gif Well good job on your first pinch man!


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post Jun 12 2008, 07:48 AM
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Pinch harmonics rock biggrin.gif
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post Jun 12 2008, 07:55 AM
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how do you practice pinched harmonics? Everyone tells me the only way to be good at it, is by practicing it....
Although i find it a bit hard as i am afraid i will practice the wrong stuff, that i have the wrong technique....

Btw, congrats Praet!
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post Jun 12 2008, 09:37 AM
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nice to hear that from you .. keep pinching


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post Jun 12 2008, 09:46 AM
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keep rocking,always nice to hear some progress,and how people are happy a bout it.
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post Jun 12 2008, 10:23 AM
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Hey that's great man, congratulations! I like those moments where you can do the things you worked hard for them smile.gif


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post Jun 12 2008, 11:43 AM
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Has anybody got any advice for me on Pinch Harmonics. I can do them when I want but I can't control them. I can't do the pinch harmonic that fits the song. So in a metal song you want Zakk Wylde style pinches but if you just want a quick one in a rock solo you want it to blend in a bit more and not be so squealy. Any advice on how to do the different kinds? Or is it all in the attack?


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post Jun 12 2008, 12:02 PM
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Man, i remember back when i wanted to play "Four Words" by Bullet for my valentine.

The riff would basically be nothing without pinch harmonics.

I tried and tried, didnt understand at first, then tried and tried.

When i made my first pinch harmonic just by accident while jamming with my friend- we were both just stunned ohmy.gif

For the next four months (i think) i tried so hard at being able to do them at will, then work them into my playing.

It took soo long and alot of effort- but if you really want it- you'll get it wink.gif

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Pinch harmonics are kind of like natural harmonics. Just imagine that you're just making the harmonic at the opposite end of the string (ofcourse it a fretted note, but whatever thats not the point)..

There are loads of different natural harmonics to choose from, and there are a whole load of different sounding pinch harmonics too.

As a kind of test of all the different harsh and more subtle pinch harmonics just fret one note (maybe G string, nice string for pinching) and using the pinch harmonic movement try and locate as many different "spots" as you can. I can find a ton between my neck pickup and bridge. I generally keep the same attack just for comparison purposes and to make sure they all work okay.

So crank the gain and test it out- theres more than just one pinch harmonic sound.
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post Jun 12 2008, 12:52 PM
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QUOTE (Praetorian @ Jun 12 2008, 02:23 AM) *
I was practicing one of the video lessons...and all of a sudden this Zakk Wylde sound came out of my headphones! ohmy.gif I practiced pinch harmonics for a long time and could never make one sound right....then it happens by itself! I'd rather be lucky than good!!!


Hehe, nice, now try to reproduce it so it will not just stay an accident wink.gif


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Awesome! laugh.gif That's how I got my first as well! ohmy.gif


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