I have seen this little trick more and more in your playing Gabriel - it's adds such an aggressive tweak, thanks a lot for showing it to us!
wow great lesson
this is so cool. i like it very much. thank you.
... i think my face is melting from all the pinch harmonics.
wow!!! what a cool lessons
Great lessons, with awesome riffs!
That's amazing my friend !!! love this harmonics !!!
que buena leccion Gabriel, genial, que equipo usas para la distorsion??
I love Zakk Wylde's playing!! Great!
Thanks for the comments! It's great that you like it!
Juan: Uso un cabezal valvular hecho en Argentina que es una imitacion de los messa boggie. Estan hechos con las mismas cosas pero son mucho más economicos. La marca es Vintage Electric. Ademas uso una caja Marshall.
(Traduction: I used Vintage Electric Tube Amp for this lesson)
Great lesson Gabriel, thanks a lot! The harmonics sound more wyldish the more heavy you use vibrato so squeal 'em all
Great lesson, now I'm gonna start practicing artificial and pinched harmonics for real! They sound so cool in all type of music almost. This lesson was exactly what I needed at the moment =)
Very cool lesson man! Your tone is great! What amp do you use?
Thanks guys! I use "Vintage Electric" tube amp (Made in Argentina).
Awesome lesson Gabriel and great sound. The extra close up view really helps to see the picking technique.
I still haven't a clue how to do pinch harmonics. I can do them a little bit, but it sounds absolutely nothing like the way your doing it.
Great lesson Gabriel, the artificial harmonics can really spice the things up
This is an awesome lesson.
"La marca es Vintage Electric"
Que modelo usas?
It's really a good amp mate !!! sounds awesome, aqui tengo un amigo que se ha hecho el solo su imitacion de mesa, jeje
Buenisimo Juan!! decile a tu amigo que te arme uno para vos!
Bali: Uso el modelo New Twin con valvulas 6l6.
Me encantan sus composiciones Gab!
Keep up the good work!
Finally, a lesson that shows how do to this without fail. THANKS!!!
Is it just me or are the e and E string the hardest ones to makes artifical harmonics? It sounds nice on all string except those 2.
Great job on this lesson Gabriel.
This lesson is awesome !Thanks for that Gabriel! Only now, I realise how many other guitarists, next to zakk wylde, make use of this technique. A great example is the famous riff in ain't talking about love by van halen !
But I do also have difficulties producing AH of the 2 lowest strings as Davidian posted! How come? The others work out so well...
wow! if had closed my eyes, I probably would have thought that was Zakk!
very well done Gabe
I know it's a great lesson when I see two other instructors practicing it while I am. My guess is that they'll nail it before I do, but I'll see if I can give them a run for their money. Amazing sounds!!
Great sound, I agree.
This is really great Gabriel. Thanks for this super cool lesson!
Gabriel is a real life Guitaro hero for you!
I love the detail that you put into this lesson Gabriel, and the new angles are fab.
Keep up the good work !
Wow great lesson on pinch harmonics! This adds a lot to heavy songs..
Thanks! I'm glad that you find helpfull this lesson. And yes Davidian, the harmonics in those strings are a bit more difficult but it's just more practice.
Let me know if you have any other questions.
Another great lesson.
You are a metal machine. Good stuff.
Playing this gets addictive!
Great lesson, really useful.
Gabriel comes through yet again. I have got to say, it's great that you take the time to shoot the lesson from so many angles. It really does make a big difference. I've never been able to pinch harmonics so now I'll sit down for a few hours and work through this lesson of yours and see if that changes.
Holy cow, I actually did it. Repeatedly. The E strings are both damn near impossible for me just now, but the other strings are all do-able. A is pretty tough, I'm only getting it right about half the time and my AHs don't sound anywhere near as good as Gabriel's, but I'm happy!
I found that it makes a big difference where abouts on the string you actually pick. On my Strat, set to the neck pickup, I noticed that the sweet spot for the A and D strings was just above the middle pickup. The G and B were right over the middle pickup. There must be some way to estimate where abouts on the string the note lands.
I also noticed that there are more than one place on each string where you get a good harmonic, but that each of the spots results in a different note. So an AH on the D string up above the middle pickup results in higher pitch note than just above the bridge pickup.
Anybody else notice this?
Very good analisys Lurgen! Many guitar players try to reach a scale note when they do the pinch harmonics. Zakk Wylde is only interested in getting strong harmonics and sounding very noisy.
at lights end: Yes. it's addictive. Even more if you have the gain in 10 and the treble in 7.
Very fun lesson Gabriel!! I love it but everyone on my block don't! LOL Thank you!
its th first time i have managed AH on the low string thanks Gabriel
Great lesson Gabriel!
Simple and yet cool ..Loving it Gabriel
whats pinch harmonics? :S
ok i know whats pinch hramonics is now i need
to know how im doing it ? :S
OK, found another potentially useful detail about pinch harmonics out this morning - if you happen to be playing a Strat, don't use one of the in-between pickup selections. Set it to use just one pickup.
For ages, I was trying to do these with my Highway One, which I almost always leave set to neck+middle. Then yesterday when I found this tutorial I grabbed my 57 re-issue which doesn't have the in-between settings and suddenly I was up and running. Obviously, Gabriel can take 90% of the credit but the pickup selector makes a difference. I grabbed my Hwy1 this morning and couldn't get a single solid harmonic out for the life of me. Then I flipped back to the neck pickup and bam - there they were.
So neck pickup only guys, at least to get going.
Techie bit, ignore if you like: Once I worked out what was going on I realised that two pickups means you have to find a point on the string where both pickups get a harmonic at the same time, significantly reducing the number of places you can strike the string to get one. There has to be some way to calculate these points, but I'm stuffed if I can do the math.
Oh, and my wife, my cat and my neighbours are looking for you Gabriel... and they don't look happy.
I'm not responsable! It's Zakk Wylde who made me do this lesson....
Yeah well this is one of the most addictive lesson for me to
can i do harmonic pinch without amp cuz i dont have one :S
Yes. You can practice it. It would sound as a muted harmonic.
im havin problems with the videos on 1,2 and 3 . they either won't load or they get erased once they have loaded.only happens on this lesson. must be all the harmonics
I've checked it and it works ok in my computer. Please try again and then tell me.
Cool riffs Gab, and a solid sound on the LP. I like it very much. Keep on rockin
Holy... This is great!! Sounds really like Zakk Wylde. Really like his style. Very unique. Awesome as always, Gabe.
Again, another cool lesson dude. So u used a Vintage Electric amp with gain on 10 and treble on 7. Any other effects in the signal chain? What about for ur rock style lessons like Pentatonic Rock Cliches, same setup just different amp settings? You always have great tone and I am wondering where it comes from...
Great stuff, reminds me of Van Halen too...
Just a note, people with single pick up guitars, try something with hum buckers: I dunno maybe it's just me, but my Gibson with hum buckers makes his lesson a lot easier. Could be I just need more practice =)
Hi buttmonk! That's right but in the pentatonic rock cliches I used my marshall mod 8080 with a similar setting.
no my video 1 still doesn't work, is der any oda way to get that video cuz im assuming theres sum important stuff on the actual technique there
That's strange... I've just tried it again and it works perfect for me. It should be your computer... but you can contact Kris to know if there is any tip to solve this problem.
This sounds awesome! I can't quite get the half-artificial harmonicky sound though...
O.O HOLY GOD OF METAL WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT
that was frikin insane man!!
I got it and now praticing .......
Awesome Gabriel! This is a great lesson
I didn't quite get it, can I hold string/fret down with left hand when picking it with right hand, or do I have to rest my finger on the fret, and push it down the same time I pick it / a little after..?
Hmm, looks like I got it now! Thanks alot for the lesson.
hi gabriel great lesson, but i've got a problem. i used to play with jazzpicks like jazz 2 or jazz 3 but i switched picks to like tortex 73 mm and theyre so big so i cant make pinched harmonics with'em no matter how hard i try:(
sweet "Squeelies" gabriel. fun pattern to practice artificials on man
Oh yes! Nothing says power like a well placed pinch harmonic!
Thanks for the comments!
Über heavy riffs, Gabriel ! You rock !
oh cool! Never thought about using vibrato with pinch harmonics.
Sounds awesome! thanks a bunch mate
harmonics makes your playing sound aggresive!
your lessons are always great and solid man!! respect!!
Thanks for the comments guys! I love using harmonics. I use them a lot live.