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#1
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?
#2
good vibrato and he probably plays another note when bending one note, kinda like

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#3
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.
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#4
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.
#5
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.
#6
if you really feels the notes it comes
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#7
sounds kinda like he is bending a high note and then pre-bending a low note
#9
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.
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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
#12
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 technique....it's an oxymoron.
#13
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.
#14
"The thread title cracks me up..John Frusciante technique....it'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
I never have difficulty 'performing' it right away with whistles, hums, 'grunts' and percussion.
#15
beat ya to it lol edit this is definitely not to say he's a more technically sound player than say Paul Gilbert
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#16
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.
#17
He didn't try out for Zappa Plays Zappa, he was going to try out for the actual Frank Zappa band.
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#18
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
#19
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?
#20
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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He didn't make it because he didn't actually try out.
I thought you said you knew so much about him...


I never said I know a lot about him....I said I've been listening to the RHCP since 94.......


So you guys really think he would have made it if he wasn't needled 24/7?
#23
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lol fool visited my profile and yes he didn't try out due to the strict no drug policy



So why does it matter if I visited your profile????? Just trying to see what level of playing you are actually at to think he is a technical player.
#24
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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.


I'm guessing you're a huge Yngwie Malmsteen fan... Just cuz John doesn't shred the hell out of his guitar doesn't mean he's not "technical." Jimi Hendrix was self-taught, but I guess that means he's not "technical" either, right?
#25
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I never said I know a lot about him....I said I've been listening to the RHCP since 94.......


So you guys really think he would have made it if he wasn't needled 24/7?


Last time I checked, doing heroin ruins your brain... He would probably be even bigger if he never got hooked. I mean, he's clean now, and Stadium Arcadium was by far one of RHCP's best albums, especially the guitar work.
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#26
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I'm guessing you're a huge Yngwie Malmsteen fan... Just cuz John doesn't shred the hell out of his guitar doesn't mean he's not "technical." Jimi Hendrix was self-taught, but I guess that means he's not "technical" either, right?


No, I'm not a Malmsteen fan....don't know asingle song or lick of his.


I don't consider someone that plays sloppy in an instructional video very technically gifted.

And the fact that I learned the entire 1st disc to Stadium Arcadium in 1 day tells me that the songs (which are well written and just great sons in general) are not that technically hard to play.

Also, Hendrix was good....on CD......almost everything you hear of him live sounds like ****. He just plays so sloppy live, but I am sure that is mainly due to the fact that he was always high on something.
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Last time I checked, doing heroin ruins your brain... He would probably be even bigger if he never got hooked. I mean, he's clean now, and Stadium Arcadium was by far one of RHCP's best albums, especially the guitar work.


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#28
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Last time I checked, doing heroin ruins your brain... He would probably be even bigger if he never got hooked. I mean, he's clean now, and Stadium Arcadium was by far one of RHCP's best albums, especially the guitar work.


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Frusciante openly admits that without his period of addiction he wouldn't be as creative as he is now.

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#29
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And the fact that I learned the entire 1st disc to Stadium Arcadium in 1 day tells me that the songs (which are well written and just great sons in general) are not that technically hard to play.


That's not because John isn't technical, it's because of RHCP's style. They've never had complicated guitar parts. He wrote his guitar parts to be simple because there's only one guitar, so he needed to make it sound "thicker", for lack of better words... On that video you were talking about he says something about the song "Little Wing", right?.... I forget exactly what he says, but it had something to do with making one guitar sound like 2 or 3. And that's what he did.

EDIT: Here's what he said:

... And it took me a while cuz it exists on so many levels. You've got the chord being played and then you got a lead part going on top of it and then you also get on top of the lead part these extra strings that are being barred that are on the high strings. It ends up sounding to somebody's ear who doesn't play guitar or is at a beginner level it really sounds like its 3 guitars at once.
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#30
JF's technique is as sloppy as hell.

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#32
technique means basically nothing, people need to shut the **** up about it and stop using it when trying to prove that frusciante isn't a good guitarist

he has one of the most respectable styles in music right now and that has absolutely nothing to do with technique

and saying he plays strict 8th notes and blues "box" things is probably the most ignorant thing i have read on here (thats saying a LOT). he often uses outside notes, but his music at the moment doesn't require the need to shred mindlessly using lydian... so theres no reason to... that doesn't mean he's a bad guitarist it just shows that he has self control and doesn't care about showing off and plays whats good for the song... just like flea. you also don't find many gutiarist/bassist combos that are so complimentary to eachother

all the haters in here's attitude towards music is boring and pretentious. get a soul
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#33
Sorry about all this I looked at your profile and I'm a huge fan of alot of them especially Paul Gilbert. And I play well mostly chili's and Gilbert lol. I don't wanna have any confusion, sorry if i got a little heated. BTW here's a link of an improv he did not too long it's great I encourage you to check em all out. 3 especially for epic bass. Specially as this is all improv. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNBt7A2GhG4&feature=related
#36
Technique doesn't matter nearly as much as feeling.

Technique is the medium with which we convey emotions through our music, nothing more.

When you play with technique, and rules, theory and pre-learned finger movements bind you to your notes.

You have to let the music flow freely from your hands, and escape through the guitar.

Hendrix did this.
Cobain did this.
Frusciante does this.

I'm not saying people who focus on technical skill are worse at guitar or even music than those who don't, i'm saying they've lost sight of what music is.

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#37
HAHA, RHCP isn't representative at all of JF's technique. Look at his dozen or so single albums.... and you'll see his genuis. There are two reasons why he can't teach: First, he doesn't know theory much if any.... and his personality makes it difficult to talk to people... especially teach people. If you watch any interviews past 97 you'll see what I mean... He's very technically advanced.... but his lack of theory knowledge... and introverted personality makes it difficult for him to teach!
I never have difficulty 'performing' it right away with whistles, hums, 'grunts' and percussion.
#38
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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.


I know what you're talking about I was fascintated with the same thing for ages. Like a mixture of open strings, muted strings sometimes a bit of slide. I think of it like a lead in line before a solid note is struck, it's like in between beats. Hard to explain (otherwise someone would have explained it to me a long time a go lol)
#39
It's just string noise. I'm sure he doesn't do it intentionally. Just be more loose with your picking. He sort of strums his single note lines a lot.
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#40
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Sorry about all this I looked at your profile and I'm a huge fan of alot of them especially Paul Gilbert. And I play well mostly chili's and Gilbert lol. I don't wanna have any confusion, sorry if i got a little heated. BTW here's a link of an improv he did not too long it's great I encourage you to check em all out. 3 especially for epic bass. Specially as this is all improv. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNBt7A2GhG4&feature=related


It's all good my friend.

I don't think he is a terrible guitarist or anything at all, that's not what I was getting at in this thread. I actually love the chili peppers and I love his style of music, I personally just don't consider it that technically challenging. That's all I was getting at. And regardless of how technical I think he is....I still love listening to the music that he creates.

So enough hate and bickering...can't we all just get along??
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