Go Back   UG Community @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com > Instruments > Guitar Techniques
User Name  
Password
Search:

Reply
Old 01-31-2013, 09:34 AM   #1
xnotorious
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
The perfect chuck

Whenever I play muted notes to do a chuck, I can always hear a bit of natural harmonic in it. I tried pressing down harder: the sound of the harmonics were lower, but i could still hear some. When i use more than 1 finger to mute a string however, it sounds perfect (bar mute on the 5th fret, and mute a few other notes with rest of fingers). How am I supposed to do that perfect chuck with no harmonic (not even a little) with only one hand?
xnotorious is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2013, 09:53 AM   #2
Freepower
v It's Back! :D
 
Freepower's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Dublin
Use more than one finger or avoid natural harmonic spots. Sometimes you can combine it with a bit of palm muting. That's all afaik.
Freepower is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2013, 09:59 AM   #3
steven seagull
not really a seagull
 
steven seagull's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Southport, UK
Quote:
Originally Posted by xnotorious
Whenever I play muted notes to do a chuck, I can always hear a bit of natural harmonic in it. I tried pressing down harder: the sound of the harmonics were lower, but i could still hear some. When i use more than 1 finger to mute a string however, it sounds perfect (bar mute on the 5th fret, and mute a few other notes with rest of fingers). How am I supposed to do that perfect chuck with no harmonic (not even a little) with only one hand?

Well there's part of your problem there, if you DON'T want harmonics you don't want to be muting across one of the strongest harmonic nodes on your instrument
__________________
Actually called Mark!

Quote:
Originally Posted by TNfootballfan62
People with a duck for their avatar always give good advice.

...it's a seagull

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave_Mc
i wanna see a clip of a recto buying some groceries.


stuffmycatswatchontv.tumblr.com
steven seagull is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2013, 01:30 PM   #4
PSimonR
PSR
 
PSimonR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Derby, UK
Quote:
Originally Posted by xnotorious
How am I supposed to do that perfect chuck with no harmonic (not even a little) with only one hand?


You're not, use both.
__________________
PSimonR

_______________________________

http://groups.ultimate-guitar.com/lgbt/
PSimonR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2013, 02:07 PM   #5
Andy Pollow
Registered User
 
Andy Pollow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
I like to bake them in the oven for an hour wrapped up in aluminum foil. But I usually prefer barbequed rib-eye.
Andy Pollow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2013, 03:47 PM   #6
chainsawguitar
Registered User
 
chainsawguitar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
It sounds like you're placing your finger over the harmonic nodes. Try moving your fretting fingers so that you don't catch the harmonic.

Either that, or try what Freepower said. I'm not sure there are any other ways of avoiding it.

Sometimes the harmonic you bring out is just part of the "chuck" sound- because the harmonics are there all the time, it's just how much you bring them out. I mean, any note contains harmonics mixed in, and when you "play harmonics" you're actually just bringing the sounds of different harmonics that are already there.

Basically: sometimes it's neither avoidable, nor is it a bad thing.
__________________
Chainsaw Guitar Tuition: http://ChainsawGuitarTuition.net
Turn up and Rock Out!
chainsawguitar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2013, 07:32 PM   #7
InfiniStudent
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andy Pollow
I like to bake them in the oven for an hour wrapped up in aluminum foil. But I usually prefer barbequed rib-eye.

LOL! That was pretty funny Andy. I wasn't expecting that.

P.S. Plus if you barbeque and put the lid on, you won't hear the harmonics anymore...
InfiniStudent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2013, 07:49 PM   #8
J_W
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Chuck? Is this a real thing?
J_W is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:29 AM.

Forum Archives / About / Terms of Use / Advertise / Contact / Ultimate-Guitar.Com © 2014
Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.0.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.