Who invented pinch harmonics?

rosscoep

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I have read a number of threads lately wherein a claim is made that one famous player or another "invented" pinch harmonics. Ridiculous is what I say. Like questioning who invented the guitar strap. My pinching came totally naturally as I began playing. I wasn't attempting to emulate anyone. It happened, I thought it sounded cool. I did it again. I suspect many innovations in mechanics/technique occurred in the same way.
 

Tonefish

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Wiki says it was Roy Buchanan. I just starting doing it at some point too. No one had shown me or told me about it. Hmmmm...I think physics invented it....we just had to find it. Well I just learned that this is what "pinch harmonics" is. I'm surprised it wasn't "invented" or "claimed" much sooner than Roy.
 
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I was gonna say it was me. Since I do them and no one ever showed me how, that means I must've invented them, right? So I'd appreciate the credit when you guys use them. Not like I'm asking for royalties or anything. Just the props I'm entitled to.
 
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People have been using their fingers and pulling overtones out of strings
since ancient times.

At least since Nils Lofgren.

Fat Fingers on that New Spector ARC 6 USA Guitar

nils11-15-072web_1.jpg


Taken backstage last NOV 15th he was playin in someguy from Jerseys Band
 

diego

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I strongly believe that it was Barney Rubble, but then there arguments that Fred Flintstone was the first as well. There are even proponents for Dino.
 

JonR

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No it was Most High Supreme Commander Generisimo Augusto Pinochet it that he has so many accomplishment his guitar playing sometimes gets overlooked
Yeah, I think he got the idea after stringing up some opponents with piano wire...
(no pain, no gain...)
:D
 

kimock

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Unless you think Al Gore is God, that's poly-ticks, and we don't talk about poly-ticks or real-itchin' here: we're internet guitar players, we cain't haindle the truth.

I'm just gonna have to assume for your sake that that was a typo, and you meant Ali-G, in which case I think you're probably write.


watch yer step.
 




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