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Eddie Van Halen's Horse

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This one is easy. You've heard Eddie go off in a concert, making all sorts of animals noises, elephants, birds, etc. Here's how he does the "neighing horse" sound.

1. Start off with string rake, usually with three or four strings.
2. Hit a relatively high pitched note with a pick harmonic.
3. Hold it for as long as you need to, then dive with the whammy bar, but vibrato it as you fall with it.
Example:
"Source of Infection" Intro:
                *PH full -----------------|^^^^^^^^^^
E|---------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------)-----------------------(----------------|
G|--------------9-------------------------\----------------|
D|----------X------------------------------\---------------|
A|------X-----------------------------------\--------------|
E|---X---------------------------------------\-------------|
     
  • X - Fret Hand Muted Notes
  • ) - Bend up
  • ( - Bend down
  • \ - Fall with bar
  • ^ - Vibrato
  • *PH- Pinch Harmonic

Heres a .wav of it - Edanim.wav -- WAV file 226k

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