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@cd
10 years ago
61 posts

Thanks for your time and the links. Really appreciate it.

Dusty Turtle
Dusty Turtle
@dusty
10 years ago
1,724 posts

In addition to the 3, 4, and 7 frets, you can find harmonics above the octave, such as at the 11th fret.

If you want to understand the physics, check out this Wikipedia article .

In addition to those natural harmoncis, you can also create what I think are called artificial harmonics where you fret the string, thereby changing its vibrating string length and therefore the frets where you can find harmonics. I think Nina Zanetti explains that process either in a video or maybe just a post somewhere here on FOTMD. For example, if you fret a string at the second fret, you can find a harmonic on the 5th.




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@cd
10 years ago
61 posts

Thanks I knew it had something to do with a light touch but couldn't remember. I had a typo I just noticed to. I think it is at 3, 4, and 7 frets.

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@cd
10 years ago
61 posts

I am either getting older or forgetful. But at one point I knew how to make a bell type of sound on the dulcimer at I believe the 3rd, 5th, and/or 7th fret. I think they call it harmonics. How do you do it???????


updated by @cd: 06/11/15 07:42:08AM