#1
What are your craziest, funniest, most bizarre and taboo techniques that you have seen or that you use ?


Slapping on the guitar is a technique that Guthrie Govan and Buckethead use quite often. I have adopted the technique myself as I am a bass player who likes to slap, too!


The second technique I have seen is using the LEFT THUMB for FRETTING so that you can reach a load of notes with the rest of your fingers, it's used mainly by a bass player which name I can't remember sadly.

There were quite a few guitarists who used TWO picks to play really fast, but I have never succeeded doing that, in fact, it slows me down.

The last technique is the Spank bass which is actually a bass technique , used mainly by Fieldy from Korn but sometimes by Robert Trujillo from Metallica, where you use slap the bass really aggressively with your open palm or the ring finger.

Tom Morello is using a pencil to slap for some helicopter noises, too!

Yeah... slapping is good...


Uugh... Anyways...

Discuss!
#2
ummmm... Harp harmonics? dunno..

I've always liked harp harmonics as they allow for a really diverse and otherwise inaccessible range of natural harmonics that you couldn't normally achieve.

The technique i most wish i could do however is fast classical picado. That shit sounds amazing. So envious of people who can do it properly

To be honest this thread seems kind of silly to me :\
#3
If you can think of it, it's probably been tried at some point. Playing with a bow has been done by a number of players...It's usually quite damaging to the bow.
Using percussion items on the strings has been popular... Probably originated with "fiddlesticks" where one person would tap rhythmically on the strings of a fiddle while the musician played normally...
"Prepared guitar" has been used by numbers of musicians... In a all sorts of ways. Attaching things to the guitar strings, screwing items like music-box works or thumb pianos to the front of the guitar (usually NOT a high-end Martin)..... The list goes on and on.

Billy Gibbons would famously play slide with items the audience threw up on stage... Ladies' high heeled shoes being popular.....
#4
messing with tuning pegs as you are playing, idk what it's called.

Jon Gomm - Passion Flower


It gets really good and shows what I mean at the 1 minute marker

Edit: It also shocks the hell out of me to see him sing and play that at the same time.
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#5
Quote by donegan_zealot
messing with tuning pegs as you are playing, idk what it's called.

Jon Gomm - Passion Flower


It gets really good and shows what I mean at the 1 minute marker

Edit: It also shocks the hell out of me to see him sing and play that at the same time.


This is awesome when done on a bass. You drop your low B string to an even lower E ( or anything actually, as long as it's deeeeep ) and just play with feeling. Grooviest thing ever.
#7
I feel sorry for his tongue and I'd be really jealous of the guitar if I were a female.
#9
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Taboo?

Sometimes my guitar and I watch interracial porn together


Tried this, but it's hard to play with sticky fingers.
#10
It might not be taboo and it might be useless from a recording point of view, but I like Jake e Lee's flashy moves like fretting with the thumb and two handed sliding.
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#11
Sometimes I pull the E off the side of the fretboard and tap above, pushing the string off and down, you get a bunch of notes from the other frets as the string gets pushed further, trippy
#12
I sometimes use a metal finger pick on my pinky an use it to tap strings while using the upper kill switch on my LP. Also use it to scratch the strings when not otherwise using a pick. For that I wear it on top of my pinky and moved back far enough to still allow me normal use of the finger if needed.
#14
Playing with the thumb over the top of the neck has been done by tons of guitar players, especially classic rock guys.

Also, who plays with two picks?
Are you talking about thumb/finger picks?
I've never heard of anybody playing with two flat picks and, frankly, I don't even see how that's possible.
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Playing with the thumb over the top of the neck has been done by tons of guitar players, especially classic rock guys.

Also, who plays with two picks?
Are you talking about thumb/finger picks?
I've never heard of anybody playing with two flat picks and, frankly, I don't even see how that's possible.

I wasn't talking about the thumb overthe neck, I was talking about thumb under the neck.

Jimmy Rogers and Freddie King had a special kind of technique utilizing two picks at once, according to Wikipedia, but this might be untrue as there is no source for this information. Though you CAN find some people on youtube doing this.
#16
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Speaking of Jon Gomm and weird techniques, his new one is pretty nuts.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=--r3EdSICdM



NOTHING is nuts about a ****ing over amplified acoustic guitar.

It ruins the point of an acoustic guitar totally.

At leas that's my opinion.

If you wanna play percussive style, play bass, or play the acoustic guitar like Clapton or Presnyakov....
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Quote by realsmoky
NOTHING is nuts about a ****ing over amplified acoustic guitar.

It ruins the point of an acoustic guitar totally.

At leas that's my opinion.

If you wanna play percussive style, play bass, or play the acoustic guitar like Clapton or Presnyakov....


Nice and open-minded there, well done with that. So when was "the point of acoustic guitar" decided and why didn't I get that memo?



Do a little more looking in to Jon Gomm; he's definitely one of the best guitarists in the world right now.

Quote by realsmoky
Jimmy Rogers and Freddie King had a special kind of technique utilizing two picks at once, according to Wikipedia, but this might be untrue as there is no source for this information. Though you CAN find some people on youtube doing this.


Examples? I really don't see the point...
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