#1
Hey. I play a lot of metal, and obviously I use a lot of pinch harmonics. I can do it fine on the fourth and fifth strings, but on the other ones (first, second, third, sixth), I have a lot of trouble. I may be doing the whole thing wrong. Any help? Any tips? Thanks.

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#3
Yeah practice makes perfect... that's so funny how finnicky Pinch's can be. I'm alot better at pinch harmonics on the top 4 strings for sure, the fat ones give me the most trouble...
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#4
Just gotta move around between the pickups and find out where they are for your guitar. Also make sure as you dig into the string that you don't make "too much" contact with the fleshy part of your thumb and end up muting the harmonic.
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Yeah practice makes perfect... that's so funny how finnicky Pinch's can be. I'm alot better at pinch harmonics on the top 4 strings for sure, the fat ones give me the most trouble...


I hear that. On one of my guitars I cannot get a pinch harmonic anywhere on the low E, no matter what angle I dig at or how much gain I have.
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#8
practice. i have no problem doing pinches on the 3-6 strings(yes, the fat ones), though pretty much impossible for me to do pinches on the first two strings.
#9
Enough pinch harmonic threads already! Use the search bar, and practise.
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#10
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Yeah practice makes perfect... that's so funny how finnicky Pinch's can be. I'm alot better at pinch harmonics on the top 4 strings for sure, the fat ones give me the most trouble...

that's weird, i can do em on the bottom 4 strings, not the skinny ones
#11
I get them REALLY easy on low E and G. I've heard that they're almost impossible on the high E and for some reason, I have trouble on the A.
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#12
The trick to nailing them in all strings is first learning your nodes.
I rock the pick back for the low E, and forward for the rest of the strings.
Using the right amount of pick and thumb helps. You want a heavy hand on the low strings and a light hand on the highs. That's why some people have difficulty with different strings.
You really gotta beat the crap out of the low E and you have to be gentle with the high e.
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#13
There's two things at work here.
First of all, harmonics are, by design, easier to get on fatter strings. Assuming your technique stays the same all across the fretboards, pinch harmonics will invariably be easier on the lower strings.
What seems to be happening though, and this happens to a lot of people who get frustrated with pinch harmonics, is that as they move up or down the strings the composure of their hand changes ever so subtly and that causes them to lose the ability to perform pinch harmonics on certain strings. As everyone else in this thread stated, it's just a matter of practice and identifying where the problem is. Know that, though, it is always harder to produce pinch harmonics on the thinner strings.
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