#1
Ok so I'm looking at this tab of Star Spangled Banner in total guitar and some of the harmonics say 3.2 and 2.4
What does it mean? How do I play them?
Obviously I know how to play a harmonic but I've never come across ones with decimals in.
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#2
I'd assume 2.4 means about halfway between the 2nd and 3rd fret.
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#4
maybe its indicating that you play a natural harmonic in between frets?

idk what else it could be
#5
Quote by StewieSwan
I'd assume 2.4 means about halfway between the 2nd and 3rd fret.

This. When you're on the lower frets decimals are used for more precision; 2.4 would be a completely different note from 2.7, for example.
#6
It's because the harmonic series gives no fucks about the arbitrary limits of your fretboard, and thus a fair number of upper harmonics are between frets.

Basically, you just have to figure out where it is yourself. The decimals give you a rough estimate, but they're not exactly perfect.
#7
Quote by Holy Katana
It's because the harmonic series gives no fucks about the arbitrary limits of your fretboard, and thus a fair number of upper harmonics are between frets.

Basically, you just have to figure out where it is yourself. The decimals give you a rough estimate, but they're not exactly perfect.


This. Play around and get a feel for it, which can be difficult as it's not the same as the frets under them, obviously.
#8
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#9
Note frequencies are spaced at logarithmic distances though... lol, confusion!
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