One of the great things about the guitar is the ease with which you can play harmonics - the pure overtones you get when lightly touching a string (without actually fretting it) at certain ‘node points’. The crystal clear, bell-like tones are particularly beautiful on acoustic guitar and widely used by players including John Renbourn, Leo Kottke and Andy McKee.
In this short acoustic guitar video tutorial, composer and Elixir Strings artist Calum Graham shows you how to incorporate harmonics with fretted notes when playing a major scale. By combining the two approaches you can achieve a stunning ‘layered’ playing feel with the harmonic notes ringing out and sustaining over the punchier fretted notes. Download tab: https://bit.ly/2HoYirn
Once you have the concept down, you can adapt it to all aspects of your playing and composition! Calum plays Elixir Acoustic Phosphor Bronze Strings with NANOWEB Coating for their tuning stability. Learn more: https://www.elixirstrings.com/products