#1
hay everyone
i was watching a deep purple dvd of a concert and on the song sometimes i feel like screaming, steve morse does some kind of harmonic where he taps the strings on around the 12th fret.
i was just wondering what this is, and if anyone could give me some tips on how to do them.

anyhelp would be good thanks.

TORSION
#2
Sounds like a natural harmonic. You just place your finger lightly above fret and play the note. It should quieter, but higher than the intended note.


Hopefully that helps you,
#3
tapped harmonic maybe. if it is just play a note and then just put your finger over the octave harmonic
#5
play a note, now 12 frets up on that string above the fret using a finger off your right hand just lightly put it over the fret
#6
so i play a normal note, but do a natural harmonic 12 frets downnnn with my other hand?

how do i pick the string
#7
Tap it.
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#9
for example:
Fret the 5th fret on your d string. Pick the note.
Tap the 17th fret with your picking hand.
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#10
so i pick a normal note then 12 frets down i do the harmonic. after i pick it.

will distortion help with this? im guessing it would
#11
if you were wanting to do an open string you would play it open, then go to the 12th fret and just "hammer on/tap" with one of your pick hand fingers. Distortion will help, you might lose integrity of the note on a clean tone.
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#12
You should here simultaneousy the resonance of the open and the octave harmonic so it will sound like you have play to notes.
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#13
oh ok so this is tapped harmonics

are these easier or harder then pinch harmonics? coz i can do them

#14
i wanna try it but its nearly 1 in the morning and ill wake everyone up!!

#15
Pinch harmonics will give you a completely different sound. perhaps harder because you have to bring your picking hand over when playing to tap the note. Not really practical unless your going to hold a note for an extended length of time.
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#16
Quote by TORSION
i wanna try it but its nearly 1 in the morning and ill wake everyone up!!



your in the eastern states then. pinch harmonics are completely differently since these are just your average octave harmonic while p.h are a different story and with a high gain amp and hot pickup they will scream
#17
oh ok

i will just have to try them. maybe tommorow!!!

I just saw them and thought i wanna learn them!!

add them to the trick book!!
#19
Quote by TORSION
so i pick a normal note then 12 frets down i do the harmonic. after i pick it.

will distortion help with this? im guessing it would


12 frets up, up as in higher up the board higher notes.

Gah that annoys me when people get their guitar related directions wrong

the low e string ISNT the top, its the bottom! >.<

Anyone with me on this?

/rant
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#20
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12 frets up, up as in higher up the board higher notes.

Gah that annoys me when people get their guitar related directions wrong

the low e string ISNT the top, its the bottom! >.<

Anyone with me on this?

/rant



Yes. Take a couple weeks of practice and learn some guitar theory.
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#21
You want me to learn theory? Cause I have 5 years under my belt.
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#22
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You want me to learn theory? Cause I have 5 years under my belt.



You misunderstood. I didn't mean to discredit you. I meant for other people. Especially beginners. Even in your spare time on the internet hop onto perhaps UG and check up on some of the theory stuff you can learn. It helps in the long run, obviously.
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#23
I forgive you. I especially forgive you even more just for the fact that you own a Sonic Maximiser \m/
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#24
Haha not yet, I'll be getting one on friday Looking forward to it. I've heard several on various rigs and they do nothing but slaughter.
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#25
hay thanks for the help

i can do them now

not perfectly but i can do them

i think they are pretty easy.. the only thing thats hard is remembering to move the tapping hand to the right fret all the time!!

thanks again for all the help
#26
just practice it and you shouldn't have to try to remember it anymore