Andy Timmons lays down the ultimate challenge as he shows you how to play his song Electric Gypsy.
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Hey everybody, this is Andy Timmons and I bet you can't play this. This is a very simple technique that’s a tapping harmonics at the 12th fret above any note that you're playing. This is the melody from a song called Electric Gypsy which was on my first CD called Your Ecstasy. Some unique way of playing the melody in that song in a nice pretty melo-ballad and so just came over the idea was tap the melody out and see how it sounds. Obviously, it’s different than actually tapping. You're actually just slapping the note. So you're just kind of a tap harmonic the 12th fret. So once you get the idea, the technique together is pretty simple because you're really just mirroring an octave above what you're doing down here. So that doesn’t take too long to get it coordinated. But that melody rose slow once again. It’s all in songs in the key of D major. So I'm basically going to outline the chord changes D to A to B minor and G. very Hendrixy, in fact the title Electric Gypsy was borrowed from a biography I was reading on called Electric Gypsy. Here's that melody just a little slower on the top harmonic. So I’ll play an extra of the song for you to hear all the licks work in context with the piece. Here we go. So there you go. Have fun with those tab harmonics. It’s a lot of cool things you can do to bring out melodies and just give your tone a little sparkle whatever section of the song.