I can listen to Michael Dawes play all day long. How the hell was that dude at the end doing that? Is he picking the notes with his fretting hand ring ringer and getting the harmonics with his forefinger?! That's nuts. That Marcin dude is somethin' else, too. That sounds like Vai going apesh*t on an acoustic better than Vai sounds going apesh*t on an acoustic. Jesus Cristos.
I think I figured out what he's doing.
You know how a pinch harmonic is really just a harmonic of that particular note, at that end of the string
? I.e., the same harmonic exists at the other end? (a 5th fret harmonic is the same at the 24th fret; a 7th and 19th are the same.)
I see him touching the strings lightly with his fretting hand, which means he's getting those harmonics at that end
of the string, but he's also lightly touching strings with his fretting hand.
So he's getting harmonics at both ends, using both hands to pluck and
touch the strings, as needed. Very cool! And lots of brain CPU!
Yeah and Marcin is awesome, but I'd bet he's "lip syncing" in the video. Not that he can't play that s**t, but nailing that pick-across-the-strings-above-the-nut as fast as he did, looks to me like you do it wrong and you're gonna lose a fingernail. (I could be wrong though.)