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Artificial Harmonics: Basic Technique

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So in this video we will talk about the basic technique surrounding artificial harmonics.

The easiest way to explain this is to say, whatever note is fretted with the left hand will need to be plucked exactly an octave up on the same string.

So, if we play a B note on the 7th fret of the 6th string, we will need to pluck that note up an octave on the the 19th fret of the 6th string.

What do I mean by "pluck" in the situation? We will use the out first finger on our right hand to create the harmonic while our thumb on our right hand picks the 6th string.

Our first finger will sit lightly on the string in the same way our left hand might if we were playing good ole fashioned harmonics on the 5th, 7th, or 12th fret.

While that 1st finger is lightly sitting on the string, our thumb of the same hand will reach back and pick the string, vocalizing the harmonic note.

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