Hello guys. I'm having a debate with my friend. I said that pinch harmonic on 18th fret of the B string is the same note as the 24th fret on the E. He said no it's pinch on 17th fret. so who's right?
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its the 17th fret on the B. just tried it out
on 12th fret, you have B, so 13-C 14-C# 15-D 16-D# 17-E (the same E as on 12th fret E string)

pinch harmonic is octave higher, therefore harmonic on 17th fret B string would be the same E as the 24th fret on E string

on 18th string, it's obviously E#, which would be 25th fret on high E

edit: all this of course applies only for ebgdae tuning (;
Last edited by KorYi at Feb 7, 2012,
Quote by djsdabest
its the 17th fret on the B. just tried it out

Thanks, guess he's right. I couldn't tell correctly as I don't have 24th fret.
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Quote by KorYi
on 12th fret, you have B, so 13-C 14-C# 15-D 16-D# 17-E (the same E as on 12th fret E string)

pinch harmonic is octave higher, therefore harmonic on 17th fret B string would be the same E as the 24th fret on E string

on 18th string, it's obviously E#, which would be 25th fret on high E

Thank you aswell! Now I see things way clearer
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Quote by KorYi
on 12th fret, you have B, so 13-C 14-C# 15-D 16-D# 17-E (the same E as on 12th fret E string)

pinch harmonic is octave higher, therefore harmonic on 17th fret B string would be the same E as the 24th fret on E string

on 18th string, it's obviously E#, which would be 25th fret on high E

edit: all this of course applies only for ebgdae tuning (;

You're right, but there are multiple different pitches you can get depending on where your thumb hits the strings. There are thousands of harmonics on the guitar. They aren't all an octave.
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Besides that, he's right this time. As usual.
yes, you're right about that, i haven't really given it much thought and seeing what the original argument was about, i just assumed they were talking about the octave