Sliding Harmonic in "Evenflow" by Pearl Jam

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by lo-end, Sep 22, 2001.

  1. lo-end


    Jun 15, 2001
    I am wondering how the sliding harmonics are played in evenflow. I think they are pinch harmonics or something like that, but I have no idea. Does anyone know how to play these?
  2. neptoon


    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc
    nah, they're just natural harmonics...and to be able to slide harmonics, of course, you would need a fretless
  3. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    It can be done on a fretted bass, but it's pretty hard to do, and it only works in a very limited way.
  4. melvin


    Apr 28, 2001
    I saw the video for that this morning, it looked like a fretless. So yaknow
  5. To play sliding harmonics, there are two ways.

    You hit a natural harmonic (7th fret for example) and immediately hammer down with your left hand. The harmonic should ring OK, then you slide it around as you like with your left hand.

    You hit an artificial harmonic (fret at the 5th, pluck string with your middle finger with your index straight over the 17th fret), and slide as you wish with the left hand.

    They sound really nice, but be tasteful.