#1
Would it be wierd having a nat. harmonic in your main riff, that is repeated over and over again?
Also it may end up being difficult hitting a nat consistanly as you have to be in the exact right place.
If you want, ill write up the tab for it.

Thanks.
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machine head use them all the time
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#4
yeah ive been messin with it since i posted and its sounding pretty good.
Im actually making the harmonic kinda what guitar lines are based around
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#5
They're fine! Messing around with natural harmonics is fun! You can get some really cool sounds from them. One thing I think is fun (and gets some interesting sounds) is fretting a chord/note with your left hand, then playing the natural harmonic with your right hand by putting your thumb over the node (place where a natural harmonic is made) and plucking the string with your finger.
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Quote by timeconsumer09
They're fine! Messing around with natural harmonics is fun! You can get some really cool sounds from them. One thing I think is fun (and gets some interesting sounds) is fretting a chord/note with your left hand, then playing the natural harmonic with your right hand by putting your thumb over the node (place where a natural harmonic is made) and plucking the string with your finger.


Artificial harmonic?
#7
yea dude nat harmonis are great if you are playing metal i think playing them higher up the fret to get some high pitched nots can sound good but lower do aswell!
#8
No, it is quite common in death metal actually.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAw5nWJBNrM

Listen to that, careful though, you might just get inspired.


And btw, it contains both natural and artificial harmonics.
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Artificial harmonic?


No, it's different. Like... Okay, we all know 12th fret is a natural harmonic. So fret the third fred on your low E string. Now, with your right hand (no pick), place the side of your thumb (so that your hand is facing the fretboard) over the 15th fret in natural-harmonic fashion. Then pluck the string with your index finger. It's a natural harmonic an octave up (12+3). When you fret chords with it and know where the harmonics are, you can get cool sounds.
#11
Play the riff. Does it sound weird? There's your answer.
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Play the riff. Does it sound weird? There's your answer.


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i personally think natural harmonics sound very good in riffs. You'll be able to hit it pretty accurately most of the time once you start getting in to it.

i can send you some examples of natural harmonicy pieces to look at/listen to if you like.
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No, it can be done.

Here's an example (Megadeth - Tornado of souls);

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BH3BHY-IyA&feature=related

In the very first riff, you can hear the harmonics;

Goes something like this (all the single notes are natural harmonics);


            NH   NH   NH   NH   NH   NH  
     Q      E    E    E    E    E    E   
E||-------------------------------------|
B||-------------------------------------|
G||-------------------------------------|
D||--9----------------------------------|
A||--9----------------------------------|
E||--7----<>7--<>7--<>7--<>7--<>7--<>7--|


    NH   NH   NH   NH   NH   NH   NH      
    E    E    E    E    E    E    E  E    
----------------------------------------||
----------------------------------------||
-----------------<>7--------------------||
--<>7--------------------------------9--||
-------------------------------------9--||
-------<>7--<>7-------<>7--<>7--<>7--7--||

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Quote by mr gOiD
Would it be wierd having a nat. harmonic in your main riff, that is repeated over and over again?

Thanks.


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Quote by LordPino
No, it is quite common in death metal actually.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAw5nWJBNrM

Listen to that, careful though, you might just get inspired.

And btw, it contains both natural and artificial harmonics.
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