#1
can anyone help me get this right? I read around on web sites but I'm still not sure how to do it. Also, if i'm using tabs to a song and leave out the tapped harmonic, how much worse would it sound?
#2
well how long is it held? are people gonna be able to tell that u didnt play it?
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#3
tap the string roughly an octave above the note you're holding
you'll know when you've hit it
I suggest listening to Van Halen's Eruption or Spanish Fly as they both contain a fair few tapped harmonics
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#5
Here's how you do them. You just play the note, then whatever note is in parentheses, or whatever note you hear (should be in increments of 5, 7 and 12 from the original note) and tap on the fret. My instructor always told me: Whack 'em good. So, whack 'em good.
#6
Its usually tapping the fret wire 12 frets higher that the fret your on, eg. fret the 5th fret and tap the fret wire of the 17th fret. When you tap on the wire you dont press down on the string, just a tiny tap should do it. As for people noticing it just depends on the context of the song.
#7
hmmm

the song tab has this

10 (10)

i thought it supposed to be 12 higher so shouldnt it be 22?
#9
Quote by penguinsauce
hmmm

the song tab has this

10 (10)

i thought it supposed to be 12 higher so shouldnt it be 22?


wouldn't that be a fretted harmonic or maybe a pinch?
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#10
Quote by penguinsauce
hmmm

the song tab has this

10 (10)

i thought it supposed to be 12 higher so shouldnt it be 22?



What song is it, that might help. Are you sure it's a tapped harmonic, or is it an artificial harmonic?
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#12
Hmm, I don't even know why that's in there. You can see he doesn't tap harmonics in the video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWapziQ2mAk

When I learned it, I didn't tap harmonics, and it doesn't really seem like it belongs either ?
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#15
Do you really need to go an octave higher?

I play with harmonics alot and the same notes usually have the same harmonics..
even if they are an octave apart...
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