Guitar Techniques:
Pick Screech

Difficulty Rating: 1

How to do it:
Pick screeches seem to be used mainly in hard rock and heavy metal styles that use overdrive and distortion. It is usually used as a sound effect, but can also be used as a percussive sound.
Slide the edge of your pick down the neck on the wound strings on your guitar.

Audio Example (mp3)
Artists That Have Used this Technique:
Nuno Bettencourt
Vito Bratta
Vivian Campbell
Audley Freed
Brad Gillis
Mick Mars
Akira Takasaki (He did this repeately at the end of Crazy Nights when he was with Loudness.)
Eddie Van Halen (Used on Unchained.)
Angus Young


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