Thursday, October 11, 2007

Guitar Lick of the Day - Natural Harmonics.

Natural harmonics for guitar are achieved when the string is plucked while the fretting hand is directly over the fret. It requires a light touch and once sounded the fretting hand is quickly drawn away from the string and this produces a bell like chime sound. The best frets for playing natural harmonics due to the subdivision of the octave are the 5th, 7th and 12 frets. Although with distortion and practice harmonics can be sounded along most of the fingerboard and even beyond the length of the fingerboard and over the pickups themselves.