#1
So I just learned pinch harmonics in a whole minute and a half and before I continue to practice them I just need a question answered...

Are you supposed to hear both octaves when you play a pinch harmonic or just the high pitched ocatve?
#2
depends on where you hit the harmonic.
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#6
You should only hear the high pitch, but I usually hear both too. Getting just the high one comes with technique which you get from practice. I find that cranking the gain and volume on my amp also helps
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You should only hear the high pitch, but I usually hear both too. Getting just the high one comes with technique which you get from practice. I find that cranking the gain and volume on my amp also helps


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#8
It's possible (and sometimes desirable) to hear the lower frequency too (original fretted note), they're known as semi-harmonics. However, it's worth working on them to make sure they sound clean, just so you can.

If you're on the lower strings, my experience is that they'll frustrate you for ages, then you just 'get' it. Remember to dig in a fair bit if it's on a thick string; eventually they'll be second nature. Gain and treble helps too.