Crystal Harmonics for Guitar (Book)
30499
Crystal Harmonics for Guitar provides the guitarist with practical advice on playing harmonics and how to perform them with a crystal-clear tone. The material also covers various notation systems used by composers and publishers and includes examples of harmonics from regular guitar repertoire. Natural harmonic pitches and positions (by string and fret) are presented along with right-hand artificial harmonic techniques. In addition, you will learn how to tune the guitar with harmonics and how to practice pa ...more
Product Number:
30499
Format:
Book
Skill Level:
Intermediate-Advanced
Notation Type:
Standard Notation and Tab
Pages:
24
Binding:
Saddle Stitched
Size:
8.75 x 11.75
ISBN:
0-7866-9547-1
ISBN13:
978-07866-9547-8
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
4/7/2016
Crystal Harmonics for Guitar provides the guitarist with practical advice on playing harmonics and how to perform them with a crystal-clear tone. The material also covers various notation systems used by composers and publishers and includes examples of harmonics from regular guitar repertoire. Natural harmonic pitches and positions (by string and fret) are presented along with right-hand artificial harmonic techniques. In addition, you will learn how to tune the guitar with harmonics and how to practice passages which include them. This book can help guitarists interpret harmonics and provides composers with notational informationto facilitate the reading process.
Crystal Harmonics for Guitar

Introduction...............................................................................................................................................................3
Natural Harmonics....................................................................................................................................................3
Pitches of Natural Harmonics.............................................................................................................................4
How to Play Natural Harmonics.........................................................................................................................5
Left Hand Pressure.............................................................................................................................................6
Right Hand Plucking..........................................................................................................................................7
What Stroke to Use.............................................................................................................................................7
Artificial Harmonics..................................................................................................................................................8
How to Play Artificial Harmonics......................................................................................................................8
Adding the Left Hand.........................................................................................................................................9
Tips for Clarity...................................................................................................................................................9
Left Hand in Artificial Harmonics....................................................................................................................10
Multiple Notes with Artificial Harmonics........................................................................................................11
General Tips......................................................................................................................................................11
Harmonic Notation..................................................................................................................................................11
Reading Harmonics..........................................................................................................................................11
Notating the Pitch of the Fretted Note..............................................................................................................12
Notating String and Fret Only..........................................................................................................................13
Arabic Numeral Indications..............................................................................................................................13
Roman Numeral Indications.............................................................................................................................14
Notating the Pitch of the Sounding Harmonic..................................................................................................14
Artificial Harmonics.........................................................................................................................................17
Examples in Context.........................................................................................................................................17
Tuning with Harmonics..........................................................................................................................................21
 
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