Guitar harmonics w/fretted notes is a technique used by many great guitarists in many different styles. Those players include Steve Vai, Tommy Emmanuel, Chet Atkins, Al Dimeola and countless others.
Using guitar harmonics w/fretted notes can create an almost harp like sound on the guitar. It also opens the door to many chord voicings that would be impossible to play otherwise.
The key to mastering using guitar harmonics w/fretted notes is to pay attention to the delicate touch required for the harmonics around a more forcefully held chord.
In this "Lick Of The Week" you will see me using guitar harmonics within a chord and over a moving bass line. Once you get the hang of it you can create countless runs that will definitely grab the listeners attention.
Although some of the chord/harmonic chord forms I use require a pretty big stretch in this video lesson, don't let that stop you from experimenting with this guitar harmonics technique. You can also get a lot of mileage out of the second half of the lick which just uses only one single bass note at a time with guitar harmonics placed on top of it.
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Enjoy learning this little used technique! I hope it inspires you to create some great stuff!
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