#1
My teacher taught me to pick and then as soon as I pick to lightly rub the string with my thumb. That occasionally worked for me and I usually ended up with a note and a harmonic mixed together. I was playing around and discovered that I can actually get a better harmonic if I stroke up! Does anyone else do this?
#2
I think you misunderstood you teacher. You should hang your thumb out so that as you pick, it touches the string a microsecond after you pick the note. It's all in one motion, and the fretted note should never sound.
#3
Ohhhhhh, okay. Thanks!

I'm still wondering if anyone else does this.
Last edited by AFDGuitarist at Aug 15, 2009,
#4
I've seen people hang their index finger out so that they can do a pinch harmonic on an upstroke, but it requires more movement, so you can't toss it out just whenever you want.
#5
Yeah, just keep practising and you'll get it every now and then, and eventually you'll be able to play them on demand.
Pinch harmonics take a while to master, be patient.
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