#1
What kind of a harmonic is produced by pipcking with the thin edge of the pick, rather than picking and running your thumb over the string?
#2
What exactly do you mean?
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#4
well that my friend woudl be a natural harmonic and can only be produced in certain places
the other harmonic where you "run ur thumb over it" is a pinch harmonic
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#5
A scraping sound? Well that doesn't sound like any harmonic I've ever heard...
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#6
We say this is the pick (1) You would rotate it like (2) for picking
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I don't know if this is a harmonic or not, its what the guy at guitar center said while playing some blues-rock
Last edited by jackson001 at Aug 30, 2006,
#7
I cant get it to look right. It isn't a scraping noise. He rotated the pick 90 degrees and picked normally. It sounded different, he said it was a harmonic.
#8
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I cant get it to look right. It isn't a scraping noise. He rotated the pick 90 degrees and picked normally. It sounded different, he said it was a harmonic.


it was a pick slide
#10
The guitar center dude was an idiot. Playing a note with the thin side of the pick rather than the flat part (which I think is what you're describing) isn't a harmonic, it's just a different way of playing the string. The difference is that this way of playing will make the note sound softer, more hollow, and thin. If he hit a harmonic it was purely by accident.

As far as the pickslide, that is done by taking the side of the pick and scraping it down a string. Usually you want to do the low E string because that will get you the most noise. Also, do it with distortion or it just sounds dumb.
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#11
Do certain pickups give you better harmonics? If so, would EMG's be good pickups for harmonics? I'm still having a lot of trouble with those damn pinch harmonics. Do better amps give off better harmonics etc. ?
#12
I can pull 'em off an an acoustic, as can many others. It's all technique.
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