Artificial Harmonics Exercises | Hub Guitar

Artificial Harmonics Exercises

In a previous lesson on artificial harmonics we did a brief overview of this technique that lets you turn any note into a harmonic. In this lesson, we’ll build on what we learned there, and talk about a few ways you can take this technique to the next level and really get a handle on using it in your playing.

This exercise should be played very slowly. The artificial harmonic is played by lightly touching 12 frets above the fretted note, and then plucking. It is the same principle as a natural harmonic, except a note is fretted.

Play this etude slowly, and with no particularly strong sense of time.

Artificial Harmonics Etude

Key Exercises

  • Practice playing scales up and down using artificial harmonics.
  • Try converting open chords to artificial harmonics as well.
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