#1
Hey guys, I've been wondering about a technique which Frusciante uses in some of his solo's. Sometimes he uses the wah and plays something really fast, here's a video of it (about 4:39):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HjFL5iHG_A

What exactly is he doing there, because I can't figure it out myself.

Thanks

Jori
#2
He's playing something reasonably fast, very sloppily and using the wah to cover up the fact that he can't really do it.

What about that sound are you finding hard to replicate? Is it the lick underneath or the wah sound?
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#3
I know he can't actually shred it like it's supposed to. I get what he's doing, he's just strumming fast playing some notes in the pentatonic scale, I just don't get what he's doing with his wah. Is he just going up and down with it really fast or what?

Jori
#4
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I know he can't actually shred it like it's supposed to. I get what he's doing, he's just strumming fast playing some notes in the pentatonic scale, I just don't get what he's doing with his wah. Is he just going up and down with it really fast or what?

Jori


Thats the worst picking technique ive ever seen. He's probably just using the wah to the beat but he's using an insane amount. More than slash and hammet combined.
#5
Quote by JoriFGP
I know he can't actually shred it like it's supposed to. I get what he's doing, he's just strumming fast playing some notes in the pentatonic scale, I just don't get what he's doing with his wah. Is he just going up and down with it really fast or what?

Jori


He's moving it relatively slowly but it's a wah with a relatively exaggerated sound and he's likely using the full sweep of the pedal.
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#6
look @4:50, the bassman even seems to say "WTF you doin' bro?!"