Watch the Approach 2: Breakdown online guitar lesson by Muriel Anderson from Rhythm Makeover: Muriel Anderson
Chord Changes: G Em Am D - In the context of playing an arrangement with a lot of harmonics, we’ll go into some detail on ways to get nice clear harmonics as well as different ways to get harmonics on the strings. When you very lightly touch the halfway point of the string (at the 12th fret or 12 frets above whatever note you are playing) it will ring an octave higher than the original note (the fundamental). You can also touch at the 1/3 point of the string* (7 frets above the fretted note) to get an octave and a fifth above the original note, or the 1/4 point of the string (5 frets above the fretted note) to get two octaves above the original note. In this arrangement we’ll use just natural harmonics, mixed with a few open strings. It is interesting to note that besides the octave, the interval that occurs with the simplest string ratio is the interval of the fifth - the primary building block of many types of music.