Have you ever heard of natural harmonics ? and how about artifical harmonics? Natural harmonics are the sounds produced when you touch your finger on the 12th fret and play the open string It can also be produced at the 7th fret and on the 5th fret Notice that the finger must touch the string on top of the fret and not behind notice the difference Behind the fret on the fret The natural harmonics has 3 sounds we can produce 1) The sound of the note of the string 2) The sound an octave higher , okay? 3) and a fifth higher of the sound of the note that you are producing So here on the first string (that is an E) You can produce an E in the 12th fret You can produce an E one octave higher on the 5th fret and can produce a B which is the fifth of the E on the 7th fret E B And E one octave higher If you play in the second string its: B F# And B one octave higher The sounds produced on the 7th and 5th fret , can also be produced at the end of arm The sound of the 7th fret you can produce on the 19th fret listen its the same sound And the 5th fret you can produce approximately in the middle of the soundhole here okay? Another way to perform the harmonics its only with the right hand without the left hand With the right hand works like this: with your index finger you will touch the string and with the thumb or the middle finger you will play the string then it looks like this: with the middle finger and using the thumb: or on the 19th fret These were the natural harmonics, now the artificial follow the same logic But you will not use open string, you will have to use your left hand to hold the note you want So the logic is : if with the open string the 12th fret produced sound Now when you touch on the first house You’ll have to imagine that the fret advances one step too So if the open string was on the 12th fret… Now playing in the 1st fret the harmonic moves to the 13th fret and so on : 2nd fret… move on 3rd fret… move on 4th fret You can play anywhere… Understand? And you can play chords, for example C: I will imagine the structure of the C Following the rule of the 12th fret
adapting to each… fret that I use with my left hand C (chord) for example D So to exercise I suggest that old cromatic exercise but using harmonics That’s all folks! Hope you enjoyed the class! See you!