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zagatron1

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Harp-harmonics, Artificial harmonics?
« on: January 19, 2016, 09:01:02 AM »
Whatever you call 'em, I haven't seen lessons on these (in my experience at least). I use 'em rarely and I found I had to "alter" my technique as I think my index finger was too close to the finger I was hittin' th' string with. Rather my pick, so as a result I was chokin' th' notes and they wouldn't ring out. Now I KNOW how to do it better. Trial an' error I guess.

robert

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Re: Harp-harmonics, Artificial harmonics?
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2016, 05:09:52 PM »
I haven't done a lesson on that. You mean the chirp squeal harmonics that Billy Gibbons sometimes use?

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Re: Harp-harmonics, Artificial harmonics?
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2016, 10:25:41 PM »
gibbons uses a LOT of gain to get those, and the best luck i have had with 'em is on the wound strings...aka 'pinch harmonics'.

then again, i read he uses an 8 gauge for the high e (very light set), so he has got some strings i have NO experience with...

http://www.strat-talk.com/threads/reverend-willies-mexican-lottery-strings.295450/

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Re: Harp-harmonics, Artificial harmonics?
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2016, 07:49:02 PM »
I haven't done a lesson on that. You mean the chirp squeal harmonics that Billy Gibbons sometimes use?

Not those "pinch" harmonics, but those "bell tone" like sounds.

I met this cat 9 or 10 years ago here in th' states.  Check out Tommy here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vxfgSDMDCg

I can do 'em myself, but NOT like that. Smooth as a........well you know. ;D ;D ;D

That's what I'm talkin' about anyway.

robert

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Re: Harp-harmonics, Artificial harmonics?
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2016, 10:55:54 AM »
I'm not very good at doing those. That video sure explains it though, right?

I think it helps to use a thumb pick.
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Re: Harp-harmonics, Artificial harmonics?
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2016, 03:29:05 PM »
I'm not very good at doing those. That video sure explains it though, right?

I think it helps to use a thumb pick.

Don't feel like th' Lone Ranger 'cause I'm not very consistent doin' those either. When I hit, they're right. That is WHEN I hit 'em. That vid is one of many I was surprised to see 'cause like you said there isn't a lot of 'em out there. Least as far as I can tell. I just think it's real cool to be able to do those. I been tryin' (on and off) for years.

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Re: Harp-harmonics, Artificial harmonics?
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2016, 12:03:51 AM »
That was pretty cool.