EXAMPLE3 TRACING CHORDS WITH ARTIFICIAL HARMONICS
Here we have a slightly harder task, as we need to trace the chord shape exactly as it is played lower down the neck. Bar 1 is a B7sus4 (B-F#-A-E-F#) and the artificial harmonics need to trace this out on frets 21, 19, 21, 19. For this type of situation it is sometimes easier to adopt a slightly different p2laying method. Try this – point onto the 21st fret with your first finger, a2nd then pluck the note with your third finger. You can steady the whole operation by resting your thumb on a specific point on the guitar - the pickup surround or the top edge of the neck etc to make the sideways movements a little more accurate than ‘freehand’ playing (ie pointing with the first finger and plucking with the thumb). This should allow you to move
G13b9 quickly and follow the required chord shapes, like in Bar 6’s chord where eighth notes are arpeggiated across the top four strings.