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Frets for harmonics

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by 1dgbass, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. 1dgbass


    Jul 24, 2009
    Staten Island
    Anybody know what the frets are to play harmonics on?

    I know 12th and 15th right?

  2. Gaetano Paul

    Gaetano Paul

    Nov 25, 2009
    Sarasota, FL
    5, 7, maybe 9, 12
  3. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    Somewhere between 2 and 3.
  4. Rickett Customs

    Rickett Customs

    Jul 30, 2007
    Southern Maryland
    Luthier: Rickett Customs...........www.rickettcustomguitars.com
    There are several. Literally just about every "fret spot", but just like similar notes on different strings, this holds true for harmonics too.
  5. DEbassist


    Jul 7, 2006
    St. Louis
    3, 4, 5, 7, 10, 12, 15, 17 and just about everywhere in between. Check out victor wooten's take on Amazing Grace for some ideas on harmonics.
  6. Sketchy


    Jul 15, 2010
    Bristol, UK
    There's some between the 2nd and 3rd frets that I use quite a lot.
  7. Shmone


    Feb 16, 2009
    Most of them aren't exactly on a fret but try 12, 7, 5, 4(more like 3.8), 3(3.2), 2.6~8,2.2, 2, 1.9 and around 1.9 to 1 there are a lot of them pretty close.

    Also, the harmonics works by dividing the string into "smaller strings"(can't find a better way to describe it) so you can find these harmonics on upper frets.
  8. dtiii


    Apr 22, 2009
  9. This single file should clear all doubts on harmonics (and the notes they produce) that you may have:

    Table Of Harmonics

    As you can see, lots of places on the fretboard have valid positions to sound notes using harmonics. It's true that some ring out better than the others. Understanding that as well as perfecting the use of less prominent harmonics is just a matter of experience.
  10. Gaetano Paul

    Gaetano Paul

    Nov 25, 2009
    Sarasota, FL
    if only i could understand that chart?
  11. purpletornado


    Aug 5, 2009
    Top line is the fret board, starting from the head and running to the bridge (or body). Each line underneath is a different string for the bass and the colored lines are showing the positions of the harmonics and their names.
  12. +1

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