#1
right first off il ask... what difficulty level would they be? cos iv been told they r a beginner technique although both me and a friend kinda struggle wi them a bit.

secondly... i know that i need to catch the string with part of ma finger after striking it with the pick, but iv found like 2 or 3 places on the string that give me different pitches... where abouts should i be hittin? the part that sounds the highest?
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#2
thats the key, you can strike different parts. Its up to you what pitch you want. The trick is all in where you strike it. Its like how you can pull harmonics at different spots on the neck, 12 7 3 etc except with pinch harmonics its different locations over the body. Relative to the distance of the fret.
#3
the beauty of pinch harmonics is that you can catch the string at different places to make different pitches, it just depends on what the song calls for

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#4
awrite so basically if the tab says its on the 7th fret then i just need to hit all areas to find out what pitch it is? kl
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#5
Yeah, basically.

If you're using a strat styled guitar a few of the places are behind the neck p-up right in front of the middle pick up and on either side of the bridge pickup.


Edit: I like how I wrote "Pick up" three different ways
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#6
I love them.

I miss playing the guitar now somewhat ( I traded for bass) because the lack of Pinches.
#7
so what about a double humbucker style? i play a strat style but also a double humbucker, i know theres 1 above the front of the neck pickup but dunno where else
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#8
i think one of the hardest places to do a spontaneous pinch harmonic is the 1st fret of the A string for the song Hammer Smashed Face... i just cant do it lol
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#9
I don't really know either... I played a strat for a year, so when I got my PRS i could just do it. Try just hitting them up and down
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i'd say intermediate, if not advanced to make them sound really good (i.e. vibrato etc.). holy crap with the way "beginner" is bandied about around here, freeform jazz fusion and malmsteen will soon be "beginner" material...

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^ +1

I would by no means say they are beginner stuff. High-intermediate maybe. They can take a long time to get the hang of, especially to do on every string.
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They're an advanced technique - there's no point trying them until you can pick cleanly and accurately. You also need a decent knowledge of the physics behind the guitar to enable you to locate harmonic nodes and understand what exactly is happening.
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i dont think they are all that hard. i find it easier to do pinches on a guitar with 'buckers. my favorite spot on the guitar is probably right behind the neck pickup. oh and by the way..... you must have alot to medium gain on your distortion channel to hear them properly
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You mightn't think they're that hard, but it doesn't stop them being an advanced technique. There's far too much basic stuff that you need to have at your disposal before you have a hope of pulling them off.
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agreed, mark.
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Yeah, basically.

If you're using a strat styled guitar a few of the places are behind the neck p-up right in front of the middle pick up and on either side of the bridge pickup.


Edit: I like how I wrote "Pick up" three different ways


lol

im agreeing with everyone else X_________X