How to play the artificial harmonics

Discussion in 'Beginner's Q&A Forum' started by AceRoom, May 10, 2006.

  1. AceRoom

    AceRoom Future Grammy Winner

    I know that there are different types of artificial harmonics. Can some one tell how to play the artificial harmonics in which you lightly touch the fret 12 frets above and which finger you use to play it. Can some one also explain how to play pinch harmonics. Thnx
  2. mr singh

    mr singh New Member

    the way i play them (classical guitar)... is if u want an artificial harmonic for a 2nd fret on the 4th string, then press down on the 2nd fret with ur left hand, and place ur index finger above the 14th fret and pluck using ur pinky finger... i.e. use the fret 12 frets up from the fret of which u want the artificial harmonic
  3. death_metal_fan

    death_metal_fan oh goody, it's a woody!

  4. limaj_daas

    limaj_daas Guitar Pro Maniac

    How bout natural harmonics? How do we pull those off on an electric?
  5. shsnawada

    shsnawada Cyborgs & Pasta

    You can do natural harmonics by slightly touching selected notes (the easiest one for practicing the 12th fret, but you can try the 7th aswell). What youre doing by that is youre "splitting the string" into two (if youre playing the 12th).

    ps: I learnt it here
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  6. AceRoom

    AceRoom Future Grammy Winner

    I usually play with a pick. I found out how to play pinch harmonics on Ultimate Guitar. I was wondering if you wanted to play:
    A.H. 12​
    B I--------5------I

    Would you bring your picking hand upto 17th fret?
    Also I was wondering what were semi-harmonics.

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