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KosLooney
02-04-2008, 08:15 AM
Chiming on the uke:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_kUKok9Aik

Never knew this was possible. But then again... no idea in what kind of music it could be used:confused:

Keonikapila
02-04-2008, 10:53 AM
Chimes are pretty common in a lot of local music (especially slack-key).

Herb Ohta Jr uses a lot of chimes, and if you've ever seen his one-handed chimes in person, it's pretty crazy.

NukeDOC
02-04-2008, 11:19 AM
yeah these are actually quite common in a lot of musical genres. and the positions to get the chime effect are the same on the guitar. 5,7,and 12.

metallica uses it in the intro of "nothing else matters"
mr big uses it in the guitar solo to "to be with you"
aldrine uses it in the intro to "serenade"
and in the song "blurry" its used throughout the song.

KosLooney
02-04-2008, 11:37 AM
Thx for the info guys... always love too learn new stuff :D

NukeDOC
02-04-2008, 11:39 AM
Thx for the info guys... always love too learn new stuff :D

haha yeah i didnt even know you could do that till i learned how to play the intro to "nothing else matters". now, i always notice when someone uses them.

Weezy
02-04-2008, 12:05 PM
I've always called them harmonics. Is chiming just another word or have I been calling it by the wrong name?

Fred Miu
02-04-2008, 12:11 PM
I've always called them harmonics. Is chiming just another word or have I been calling it by the wrong name?

most people call it harmonics, i guess some people call it chiming.

NukeDOC
02-04-2008, 12:14 PM
I've always called them harmonics. Is chiming just another word or have I been calling it by the wrong name?

yeah ive always called them harmonics. i was curious as to what exactly chiming was, so i clicked the link. but yeah its just another thing to call it.

kinda like...
chunk = scratch = etc etc

Weezy
02-04-2008, 12:30 PM
sweet... gotta double-check my sanity every now and again

ChiyoDad
02-04-2008, 12:47 PM
I learned chiming from slack-key guitar. I apply it to the uke too.

The trouble is that chimes on the 7th fret aren't as loud or clear as chimes on the 12th fret. There's a classical guitar technique (basic physics really) of playing closer to the saddle, but you still have to pull the string a bit harder to get the chime out with a lot of projection.

tripl3thr33
02-04-2008, 12:52 PM
i also learned it being called harmonics but i never knew you could do it on the 5th and 7th frets. only knew that you can do it on the 12th fret.

NukeDOC
02-04-2008, 12:57 PM
it can also be used toward tuning a guitar.

low E 5th harmonic = A 7th harmonic
A 5th harmonic = D 7th harmonic
D 5th harmonic = G 7th harmonic
B 5th harmonic = high E 7th harmonic

Keonikapila
02-04-2008, 01:05 PM
Herb Ohta Jr plays "rock-a-bye baby" with chimes as the intro to this one...

with his one-handed chiming technique, he can actually hold frets with his left hand and chime with his right...it's pretty trippy to see up close...and I've been trying to master it ever since I first saw it.

Basically he uses his right pointer finger to "chime" the string and holds his thumb a few inches behind the pointer to actually hit the string...it's hard to describe, but it allows you to do some interesting things...if you can pull it off

http://youtube.com/watch?v=JmlPPi8d-MQ

JosephBautista
02-04-2008, 01:11 PM
yeah aldrine also uses harmonics in the begging of summer breeze

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

NukeDOC
02-04-2008, 01:11 PM
Herb Ohta Jr plays "rock-a-bye baby" with chimes as the intro to this one...

with his one-handed chiming technique, he can actually hold frets with his left hand and chime with his right...it's pretty trippy to see up close...and I've been trying to master it ever since I first saw it.

Basically he uses his right pointer finger to "chime" the string and holds his thumb a few inches behind the pointer to actually hit the string...it's hard to describe, but it allows you to do some interesting things...if you can pull it off

http://youtube.com/watch?v=JmlPPi8d-MQ (http://http://youtube.com/watch?v=JmlPPi8d-MQ)

tried to click on the link and its not working. mind checking that out and reposting it? im really interested in seeing what you are talking about.

Keonikapila
02-04-2008, 01:14 PM
tried to click on the link and its not working. mind checking that out and reposting it? im really interested in seeing what you are talking about.

Sorry, don't know what happened with that first one.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=JmlPPi8d-MQ

UkuLeLesReggAe
02-04-2008, 06:21 PM
thanks for the vid.. will get in2 it soon!

Aldrine Guerrero
02-04-2008, 09:12 PM
I just recently wrote a "uke minute" on this technique. You can actually chime out any note you want on your ukulele. It's a violin technique using your pointer and thumb. We'll be filming this ep soon so watch out for it :D

I do this technique right at the end of "Legend of Zelda" where I did the reprise of the "Song of Time" Also, I used this techique on the intro to the recorded version of "duckyadoresme" which can be found here:

http://www.purevolume.com/aldrine

NukeDOC
02-04-2008, 09:15 PM
I just recently wrote a "uke minute" on this technique. You can actually chime out any note you want on your ukulele. It's a violin technique using your pointer and thumb. We'll be filming this ep soon so watch out for it :D

I do this technique right at the end of "Legend of Zelda" where I did the reprise of the "Song of Time" Also, I used this techique on the intro to the recorded version of "duckyadoresme" which can be found here:

http://www.purevolume.com/aldrine
coolness! i didnt know you could do that on any note. cant wait to see the next uke minutes. is it more difficult than it sounds?

Weezy
02-04-2008, 09:21 PM
i also learned it being called harmonics but i never knew you could do it on the 5th and 7th frets. only knew that you can do it on the 12th fret.

You can also do it higher up too, If you do it the same distance down the fret board as the 7th and 5th frets are up the fret board (somewhere over the sound hole on a uke). It has to do with the resonant frequency of the strings i think (i really suck at science and math stuff).

Weezy
02-04-2008, 09:23 PM
You can actually chime out any note you want on your ukulele. It's a violin technique using your pointer and thumb.

is this similar to a pinch harmonic on guitar?

tsudawuda
02-04-2008, 09:26 PM
if you hold around the 7-8th fret, you can do what aldrine did but you gotta go high. sounds nice if done right.

UkuLeLesReggAe
02-04-2008, 10:16 PM
chiming... it reminds me of pokemon..

u know team rocket? and the pokemon chime or something?... and it always pops out and goes "chime, chime"

hahaha ;) in the new series :D

davoomac
02-05-2008, 03:14 AM
chiming... it reminds me of pokemon..

u know team rocket? and the pokemon chime or something?... and it always pops out and goes "chime, chime"

hahaha ;) in the new series :D

ha whoa, i'll play the game but i won't watch the show anymore.

I saw jake using the chine technique too. On the ending of his live performance of dragon(youtube) he uses the chime technique. Basically, between your left hand fretting and your right hand picking with the pointer finger.. as long as you are leaving a space of 5, 7, or 12 frets you can play whatever note. Err thats how it works for me anyway.

dajoka
02-05-2008, 06:03 AM
wow, i was wondering why Herb Jr. was still using his left hand fo make da chord shape wen he was chiming in da beginning of somewhere ova da rainbow. I gotta try dis now! anybody get one list of notes you get wen you chime o wat?

Keonikapila
02-05-2008, 11:31 AM
wow, i was wondering why Herb Jr. was still using his left hand fo make da chord shape wen he was chiming in da beginning of somewhere ova da rainbow. I gotta try dis now! anybody get one list of notes you get wen you chime o wat?

I know when you chime on 12, it's the same note as the open string...I'm assuming that fretting and chiming 12 frets below the fretted note would produce the same note that you're fretting (does that make sense?)

anyways, you could always just play em into a chromatic tuner and check it out...I think I'll try that when I get home

studentaccount1
02-05-2008, 09:13 PM
BTW... you beginners should check out the rest of his lessons they're pretty good. http://youtube.com/profile_videos?user=easyukulele

TokyoUketarist
04-03-2008, 04:53 AM
I wrote a whole tune using harmonics. Check it out.:)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZHD6umPZvQ