Join Jared Meeker for an in-depth discussion in this video Tuning with harmonics, part of Acoustic Guitar Lessons: Intermediate.
- All right, now another thing you can do…is tune with harmonics.…This is relatively easy to do.…If you'll notice, the fifth fret harmonic…of the thickest E string, for instance,…is the same note as the seventh fret…harmonic of the A string.…Now, you can use that concept…to tune the strings very simply.…That works for everything except…for between the G and B strings…where they're not tuned a forth apart.…
There's only four half steps between those two strings.…So, for those you can use the seventh fret of the E string…to tune to that open beat.…So, for instance, if I royally put this guitar out of tune.…Wow, sounds beautiful.…I didn't mess with the thickest strings,…so I can just tune to harmonics really quickly like this.…So, matching the A string seventh fret harmonic…to the E string fifth fret harmonic.…
I'll do that same thing moving down.…But what's really cool about harmonics…is that you can listen to the notes…sort of beat against each other…as you tighten or loosen the tuning pegs.…And now to tune the B string.…
- Flatpicking arpeggios
- Tuning with harmonics
- Bending strings and vibrato
- Creating a monster funk groove
- Blurring the line between rhythm and lead
- Mapping the fretboard in boxes
- Getting creative with open strings
Skill Level Intermediate
1. New Colors and Textures
2. New Grooves and Styles
3. Pentatonic Possibilities
4. Mapping the Fretboard in Boxes
6. Introducing Alternate Tunings
Conclusion and credits2m 22s
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