PlaystationTrophies Got a news tip? tips@x360a.org
Username
Password
 

Go Back   XboxAchievements.com > Xbox 360 Retail Games > Music and Rhythm > Rocksmith
Subscribe    Donate

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-20-2011, 12:47 AM   #1
dive_junkie
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 15

FetalFettucini1's Gamercard
Harmonics

Man these things are killing me. I cannot score a single point on them no matter how lightly I touch and lift off. Any tips from those that are good at them.
dive_junkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2011, 09:22 AM   #2
ItsTimmah
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 59

Itstimmah's Gamercard
It is easiest to play natural harmonics at the 12th fret. As I recall the game mostly focuses on harmonics at the 5th and 7th fret in the technique challenge.
So start by practicing on the 12th fret. Make sure that you finger is directly above the 12th fret and not in between the 11th and 12th. Once you have them down on the 12th fret move on to the 7th and then the 5th (19th fret is also an easy place to sound natural harmonics). Make sure your fingers are directly above those frets too.
ItsTimmah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2011, 11:40 PM   #3
dive_junkie
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 15

FetalFettucini1's Gamercard
Ill give that a shot when I play again. Thanks for the tip and I let you know if it worked.
dive_junkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2011, 05:28 PM   #4
rabies
 
rabies's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 599

Teamlead Taco's Gamercard
In addition, don't make the mistake of lifting off your finger too quickly. If I could see what you were doing, I could tell you what you are doing wrong, but often I see beginners assuming you have to touch real light and then lift off real quick..and what ends up happening is that they just end up strumming the open string.

Practice first by just touching the string where you are supposed to with little pressure and pick the string fairly hard...you should hear a bell like tone..you don't have to lift off your finger. Lifting off your finger just helps it to sustain. Just keep your finger there..and pick hard...making sure your finger is right above the fret. If you are not getting the bell tone, just experiment on how much pressure you are putting on the string. At the 12th fret in particular, it should not be hard at all to get a bell like tone.
rabies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2011, 01:56 AM   #5
IronHeyd
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 250

iron heyd's Gamercard
thanks rabies for the help. i didnt know you didnt have to pull off. as soon as i figured that out and got the feeling for how soft to press the string down i got it after a few tries. thats all the tuts gold for me now.

PS. i almost had it but got to anxious and screwed up last note, but then after a few more attempts i barely got it by 534 points hah.
IronHeyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2011, 09:01 PM   #6
karmamachine
 
karmamachine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Miramichi, NB
Posts: 92

NathanCrom's Gamercard
you don't have to pull off... and just barely touch the string (lightly rest your finger on the string)... try practicing outside of the game... find the spot that gives you the tone (either directly on the fret or a little before/after the fret)

also listen to "Are You In?" by Incubus (look it up on youtube) for the sounds you should be hearing... the song is mostly harmonics on 7th and 12th
__________________
karmamachine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2012, 12:06 AM   #7
Dragon83uk
 
Dragon83uk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Birmingham, UK
Posts: 330

Dragon83uk's Gamercard
Just wanted to say cheer to rabies, just gone from getting 0 every time on this to getting my bronze medal in about 5 mins, ta very much.
__________________
Dragon83uk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2012, 09:53 PM   #8
x13FISHx
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 188

x13FISHx's Gamercard
The game has a few slight issues when trying to get some techniques to register. You will probably have some issues with bends as well.
x13FISHx is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT. The time now is 02:58 AM.