Posted by Robby Garner on September 01, 2000 at 22:47:16:
In Reply to: Hey again!!. What's up with "forced" harmonics? posted by Alfonso on August 30, 2000 at 18:16:09:
The trick to this is not necessarily how hard you pluck the string, but *where* you pluck the string. Try finding the exact half-way point between your LH finger and the bridge, then put your RH thumb there, and the "forced" harmonic will be much more consistent. Other harmonics come out naturally along the length of the string, just as they do on an open string along the 12th, 7th, 5th, 4th, etc. Picture the open string harmonics to the scale of your shortened string length and you'll find many solid places to grab a note. Hope this helps.
: Hey again, my friends!
: I was very busy lately so I had the board a little bit gone but I'm glad to say hello again :o).
: Last night I was hearing "Birland" from weather report and I heard that rockin' line that Jaco made with harmonics at the intro of the song. I tried to do it but I couldn't.
: My question is this: How the hell can I hit the string hard enough so I can get my "forced" harmonic as loud as him (I know, he's Jaco but I'll try it anyway...)?. Someone told me to use the my middle finger to hit the string as I "play" the harmonic with the right thumb what it seemed so difficult!!
: Any comentaries would be very , VERY apreciated...
: Thank you people and hello again
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