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ItsOnlyGNR 07-22-2009 11:48 AM

John Frusciante technique
I always call it "making your guitar breathe." If you listen to the solo in "Wet Sand" he does it. I'm sure he does it in other songs, but I can't htink of any right now. It's like the noise he makes in between notes and it sounds as if someone is gasping for air or something... Does anyone know how to do it?

randomhero93 07-22-2009 11:51 AM

good vibrato and he probably plays another note when bending one note, kinda like


sorry for sloppiness.

ChiliFan01 07-22-2009 12:07 PM

i can do that solo lots of muff and ds-2 loads of bend and slight wah.And play every note as if it's your last.

ItsOnlyGNR 07-22-2009 12:50 PM

It's not really a note though. It sounds like its just a bunch of string noise but it's not feedback. I've accidently done it before but I didn't know what I did... I'll try and find a video or something so you know what I'm tlaking about.

ItsOnlyGNR 07-22-2009 12:54 PM

When you're listening to the song, right before the solo when Anthony is screaming "YEAH!" John gets some feedback and immediately after the feedback, he makes the "breathing noise" I'm talking about. And then right at about 4:43 right before he goes up to a really high note he makes the sound again.

ChiliFan01 07-22-2009 01:02 PM

if you really feels the notes it comes

slimp 07-22-2009 01:07 PM

sounds kinda like he is bending a high note and then pre-bending a low note

ItsOnlyGNR 07-22-2009 01:24 PM

Originally Posted by ChiliFan01
if you really feels the notes it comes

Yeah but if I don't know how to play the note, how is it supposed to come? :p:

Sleaze Disease 07-22-2009 01:27 PM

I don't really see how anybody can figure this out.
It happens in like a fraction of a second, so it could be anything.

ItsOnlyGNR 07-22-2009 01:29 PM

Originally Posted by Sleaze Disease
I don't really see how anybody can figure this out.
It happens in like a fraction of a second, so it could be anything.

I know, which is why I've never been able to do it except on accident... I figured someone on UG should know how to do it :shrug:

ItsOnlyGNR 07-22-2009 01:34 PM

He also does it in Strip My Mind at 3:02-3:03 and kind of in Can't Stop at 3:30

srob7001 07-22-2009 01:44 PM

It prob just random unfretted string noise that you get when switching in between chords or notes. Or just some random sound he gets when slideing his fingers up or down the strings.

The thread title cracks me up..John Frusciante's an oxymoron.

billiegoat 07-22-2009 03:02 PM

Funny, I only see one moron here. John used to practice for 10+ hours a day. Sure he lost some skill during his addiction and recovery period but just because someone doesn't show it doesn't mean it isn't there. BTW he went to Musicians Institute and was going to try out for Frank Zappa's orchestra. The balls alone to do that connote some skill.

Ganphra 07-22-2009 03:13 PM

"The thread title cracks me up..John Frusciante's an oxymoron."

That's up there with th most ignorant statements I've heard on this forum... it's clear you know nothing at all about John, his past, his present.... he's in my opinion(and many others)one of the most technically skilled guitarists out there.... definately top 10... and he's also one of the most mature and open minded music writers out there. You should rethink that statement....

edit: actually... not in my opinion, actually as a fact... he is among the most technically skilled guitarists alive ;)

billiegoat 07-22-2009 03:23 PM

beat ya to it lol edit this is definitely not to say he's a more technically sound player than say Paul Gilbert

srob7001 07-22-2009 03:23 PM

Yea, sure... he's real technical.

I'll give him this....he is a great song writer.

I have quite a few instructional things at home with him giving lessons on his "technique". What a ****ing joke. I have never heard so many mistakes in one "lesson" from the teacher.

And so what if he tried out for Zappa plays Zappa....I guarantee he didn't make it becuase 1.he is sloppy, 2. all his improve stuff is always played in straight 8th notes and always in the blues box. I've seen Zappa plays Zappa twice now and I know he could never play that kind of music. At least not without a lot of help from the others in the band.

I've been listening to the RHCP since 94 so I know what he is capable of...and technical guitar stuff is not something he is very capable of. And I have heard a lot of his solo work as my buddie loves his music. Like I said..good song writer..not so great technique.

If his is in your top 10 then you must not listen to a wide variety of music.

Find me a video of him playing something really great without messing up and i will retract my statements.

Sleaze Disease 07-22-2009 03:26 PM

He didn't try out for Zappa Plays Zappa, he was going to try out for the actual Frank Zappa band.

billiegoat 07-22-2009 03:26 PM

I've only ever found one of his instructional videos and I addressed the technical part. And no I don't mean Zappa plays Zappa, I mean THE Zappa

srob7001 07-22-2009 03:32 PM

Doesn't matter what Zappa band it was....fact is he didn't make the band.

Anyone have any fcatual evidence as to why he didn't make the band?

Sleaze Disease 07-22-2009 03:33 PM

He didn't make it because he didn't actually try out.
I thought you said you knew so much about him...

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