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Old 11-14-2012, 01:12 PM   #1
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Having serious problems achieving this pitch..

So i'm learning a song as part of an audition thing i have to do for a performance course. I have until the 29th and i chose a song with 2 nice melodic yet somewhat technical solo's. I'm having a shitload of problem getting the right pitch on the second solo..

So here's the solo: And yes i like his tone more than any other guitarist. So much envy.


I made a thread about this exact thing i believe around a year ago or so now and i never really got around to solving the problem.
A lot of his bends are like pinch harmonics but i swear they're not.. I can play them somehow about 50% of the time but i really want to know like the exact way to play them so i can practice it.. I sort of just practice achieving that pitch without any sort of idea of how i do it.. I guess i just kind of half have my hand the way i would for a pinch harmonic. I play with a very very minimal amount of the pick showing and sometimes it just sort of happens..

If you're not sure what i mean i have 2 real rough recordings i did. One played without any of those "pinch harmonics" and the other played with lots of those harmonics. Excuse the sloppiness as i still need to practice the whole song significantly more and i'm aware of that. I'd just like any sort of insight as to what i can do to make this a lot more clear and easier on myself..

Played with weird harmonic thingy:

http://soundcloud.com/vayne92/dat-pitch Ignore the shitty playing haha. And yeah i know i do it a lot more than in the actual song but i just wanted to get the message across

And here it is without any "harmonics"..


I hope what i'm trying to say makes sense. I understand if it doesn't because to me i don't even understand what's going on haha.

Any help though would be very much appreciated. Thanks a lot

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Old 11-14-2012, 02:09 PM   #2
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yeah your right it does sound like there's a few semi pinches in there , with stuff like that you just have to play around with it until you find the right sound

good luck with the audition
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:31 PM   #3
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I know that he uses the sustainiac sustainer pick up in his guitars now. I could be that he has that turned on and set to the harmonic mode and the sound is that half kicking in if you know what i mean. I know that happens on the fernandes sustainer pick up anyway.
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:51 PM   #4
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I would try an upstroke with you pick but with not much attack and also standing close to the speaker of your amp so that the notes feedback a bit giving you that sustain and harmonics. You have to try it many times because you needlearn to control the amount of attack and feedback.
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:55 PM   #5
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and I'm guessing he uses PAFs for his pickups. Get a rich harmonic and dynamic pickup.
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:48 PM   #6
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Nope, seymour duncan invaders
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