Natural Harmonics in a Solo

by Muris Varajic

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  • Hello GMCers!!

    We are all pretty much aware of what natural harmonics are
    and how to produce them but lets try to throw them
    in a solo as a substitution for real notes.
    Natural harmonics are also very cool if you are looking
    for better sustain cause most likely they gonna ring
    just as open string, at least some of them.

    Here we are gonna play harmonics on 5th, 7th and 12th fret
    with one extra harmonic on 19th fret which produces
    the same note/octave as the one on 7th fret.
    So first off all lets see what kind of notes and octaves
    we get on each of these frets.
    12th fret is easier since we get the same note and octave
    as we would get if we just fretted.
    7th fret gives us same notes as fretted on 7th fret
    but one octave higher so it sounds like fretted 19th fret.
    And 5th fret is an exception here, it does not produce
    the note nor octave like if we just fretted
    but instead we get sound just like fretted 24th fret
    or 12th harmonics but one octave higher.

    Key is Em cause all these harmonics fit just nicely
    into Em or Gm key, however you can use them in few more
    keys, specially if you add harmonics on 4th and 9th fret
    per example to get more notes with sharps/flats
    but we'll leave that aside for now.
    Tempo is 100bmp and I used Guitar Rig 3 for my sound,
    let me know if you would like this preset/bank
    and I would post it for you.

    Happy practicing! :)

    Muris Varajic

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