The Acoustic Guitar Forum

Go Back   The Acoustic Guitar Forum > General Acoustic Guitar and Amplification Discussion > PLAY and Write

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 07-05-2009, 10:14 AM
Impact Blue Impact Blue is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 12
Default Natural Harmonics: a question about a Youtube video.

Sawlon "You Are So Beautiful"

So I've been following this gentleman's instructionals (which are way above my current skill level) and am fascinated with his style of play and with the ease and intonation he delivers. As a amateur and student, this guy seems like the real deal. The way he plays really made me want to bear down and practice.

Anyway, cut to the 1:05 mark, he chords and hits these harmonics then fans the guitar for vibrato. Can someone tell me about this technique? I've only learned the 12th and 7th fret open harmonic.

(I want to learn soooo bad...!)
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-05-2009, 10:29 AM
Howard Emerson Howard Emerson is offline
AGF Sponsor
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Huntington Station, New York
Posts: 6,167
Default

Blue,
Pretty simple technique: Using your picking hand index finger, touch 12 frets away from whatever note you're fretting. The 'trick' is to pluck the string with your thumb.

They're still 12 fret (away) harmonics in any case.

Regards,
Howard Emerson
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-05-2009, 11:35 AM
Ryler Ryler is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 1,520
Default

There are a number of video instructions on harmonic techniques here:

http://justinguitar.com/en/TE-000-Technique.php

Scroll down to the Harmonics section and you'll find some in depth discussion. Maybe something might help?
__________________
Larrivee OO-05
Larrivee OM-03R
Eastman AC308
Pono OO-20
Pono OP-30DC
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-06-2009, 07:50 AM
Cygnus49 Cygnus49 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 149
Default Thanks Ryler!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ryler View Post
There are a number of video instructions on harmonic techniques here:

http://justinguitar.com/en/TE-000-Technique.php

Scroll down to the Harmonics section and you'll find some in depth discussion. Maybe something might help?
This is a real find - well presented..thanks!
__________________

Michael
www.ygrr.org [Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue]
http://tinyurl.com/Michael-music [...the ongoing effort]
www.facebook.com/acousticdrivemusic [A small working band]
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-06-2009, 08:43 AM
ricks ricks is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Daytona Beach Florida area
Posts: 3,352
Default

The latest issue of Acoustic Guitar Mag has an article on hormonics and some insights and instructions as well. Might give ya a hand on this.
I play with a pick so it takes me a bit more "effort" to get the plucked harmonics like that, but I still manage to do it time to time.
__________________
Rick,
the "Bandito of Bling"
A few too many !
Reply With Quote
Reply

  The Acoustic Guitar Forum > General Acoustic Guitar and Amplification Discussion > PLAY and Write

Thread Tools



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:32 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, The Acoustic Guitar Forum
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=