#1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_z-hEyVQDRA
I'm tring to learn the solo for my GCSE course work, but how the bugger do I make that sound at 5:52 - 5:55 ish? Guitar Pro 5 says something I don't understand, like Kirk somehow got a very high D# by slamming the E string down or something to that effect.. But I dunno what that means .. I only have a 22 fret guitar, how would I go about getting that sound? Or if anyone knows, how did Kirk get that sound?
#2
That would be a natural harmonic. Strike the string between the right next to the 4th fret on the G or B string I think and change pitches with the whammy bar. If you don't have one, try doing a pinch harmonic and bending as much as you can (without breaking the string).
#3
just do some pinch harmonics and bends and add your own touch to the solo.
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just do some pinch harmonics and bends and add your own touch to the solo.



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#5
The real way stats to bend the string downward so it goes off the fretboard.


The string hits the fret on the side and creates this high pitched noise.
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#6
thats a pinch harmonic on the 19th (top of my head) fret of the e string and he pulls up the whammy bar and plays with it a bit.

If im not mistaking there a nice lick library youtube video of it with a guys explaining it.
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#7
Not bein funny....

Theres an urban legend that says the note was an accidental. Is there any truth to it?
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#8
or, you could whammy without a whammy bar
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Not bein funny....

Theres an urban legend that says the note was an accidental. It there any truth to it.

this is true. KH admitted it in an interview for Guitar World.
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#10
Kirk Hammett: I used a Mesa-Boogie Mark 2C amp and a black Randy Rhoads custom Jackson guitar. For the four-bar fill at the beginning of the song, the rest of the guys wanted something high and screeching, but I came up with something a bit more percussive and riff-like, a flatted fifth-type figure. I got this real raunchy, over distorted sound which clashed well with the tight rythm sound James had. James played the first solo in that song, which is a great solo. I worked on the next solo for a couple of days - getting it tight was a real task for me. While recording the track, my hand accidently pulled a string off the neck, and it grounded on the neck pick-up, giving me something like a high D. It sounded like I slid up to a super high note that isn't even on the neck, so we left it. For the next solo we used backwards guitar parts. To get them I played a bunch of guitar parts that were in the same key as the song and laid them down on quarter-inch tape. Then we flipped the tape over and edited it, so we had two or three minutes of backwards guitar. We put it in the last verse of the song.

Taken from http://www.encycmet.com/songs/smmop.shtml
#11
You might not be able to recreate it. Kirk himself can't do it.
He plays some pinch harmonics with bends at that part live.

So, just play some pinch harmonics.
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#12
its like a mystery that remains unsolved !!no matter wht i have tried , its not exact like the album version
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its like a mystery that remains unsolved !!no matter wht i have tried , its not exact like the album version


Its not a mystery, its well documented as above with Kirk himself telling what happened.
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