PHIL HILBORNE'S ONE-MINUTE LICK

HARP HAR­MON­ICS LICK

Guitar Techniques - - INTRO -

HERE WE HAVE a cou­ple of ideas that il­lus­trate the tech­nique of com­bin­ing ar­ti­fi­cial har­mon­ics with fret­ted notes, known as ‘harp har­mon­ics’. Hold down the ap­pro­pri­ate chord then sound the strings us­ing ei­ther your pick­ing-hand thumb and third fin­ger, or pick and third fin­ger while touch­ing the har­monic ‘node’ point 12 frets above the note in the chord fin­ger­ing (see tab). The notes should then al­ter­nate be­tween har­mon­ics Am11

Am11 and picked notes. This sounds more com­pli­cated than it re­ally is. If you are ac­cu­rate with both hands and ap­proach with a light touch ev­ery­thing should be fine; just let the notes ring into each other where pos­si­ble. A touch of cho­rus, com­pres­sion and de­lay will make ev­ery­thing sound sweeter and Eric John­son-es­que. Also, check out play­ers such as Lenny Breau, Chet Atkins and Tommy Em­manuel, the masters of this tech­nique.

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