At the risk of sounding like a noob (which I am not; I've been playing for 6 years and play at a high level), I have looked in guitar song books to figure out how to nail a solo or how to play a certain lick. In a lot of songs, they use natural harmonics. Now don't get me wrong, I know how to play natural harmonics. But some songs describe harmonics as in being 3.1 or 4.6, etc. Now here is my deal: I know how to play regular natural harmonics (5, 7, 12, etc.) but I am not quite sure what they mean by finger placement. When I play harmonics (5th for instance) I play it right above the metal part (sorry, not up to par on guitar terms) between the 5th and 6th fret. It is the only way I can get the harmonic to ring out. This brings me to another question. Is this the right way to play it? And also, for the 3.1 or 4.6 harmonics, where is the place where the fret officially starts and ends? Sorry if this is hard to follow.
The 'metal part' is actually a fret man!
Ok. That pretty much sums up my whole problem. Thanks.