Harmonics can be used in a variety of ways, from emphasizing rhythm to making melodies ring clearly to tuning a guitar,
In this series you will learn about the four different types of harmonics, how to play them and some examples of how to use each.
Part 1 – Natural Harmonics: These are the most common of harmonics, characterized by a ringing, bell-like quality. They can also be used to tune the guitar.
Part 2 – Artificial Harmonics: If you’ve ever heard a guitar “scream” or “squeal” you’ve heard artificial harmonics. These can add a cutting bite to solos.
Part 3 – Right Hand Harmonics: These find their root in classical guitar technique and are most commonly heard there to produce bell-like melodies. Here I adapt them to electric guitar for you. They ring clearer that tapped harmonics and offer a greater variety of pitches that can be played than natural harmonics.
Part 4 – Tapped Harmonics: I show you the secrets to producing these elusive tones. Popularized by Van Halen in solos like “5150?, “Mean Street” and “Spanish Fly” these find a home in rock and metal styles