View Full Version : Artificial Harmonics

10-13-2004, 03:33 AM
I dont know if posting this question will help me any, as I've read descriptions on these techniques several times, but if it saves me from having to spend the $$$ on one or two lessons...

I'm putting the finishing touches on Eric Johnson's "Manhattan" (which for the sake of reference can be found here http://www.powertabs.net/pta.php?page=tab_download,3708,21,264864553). Everything is going well, except that I cannot figure out how to produce the artifical harmonics. Tapped harmonics are one thing.. and even those I could use advice on, but this whole matter of fretting with the right hand and picking behind it. Hmmph!

Any pointers will be appreciated.. although I fear I may have to be shown this one in person.
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10-13-2004, 06:36 AM
Harp Harmonics?

Well, they are covered well in Eric's Article.

Besides that some advice my teacher gave me was to put the pick between the middle finger and thumb and pick with that while fretting with the right index finger on the fretwire. That way it is much easier.

It takes a while to ge used to though, and im also going to start learning Manhattan, I wanna hear a recording of your version :D

10-13-2004, 03:25 PM
Try searching for pinch harmonics, harp harmonics or the koto effect, im pretty sure it has been talked about in the forums as well as in erics articles.

hope this helps,