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Harp Harmonics Intro on Technique

The first time I heard this technique I was when my Dad took me to see Tommy Emmanuel play when I was a teenager, and I was floored. I just could not believe how beautiful it sounded. None of my friends or teachers had that technique together and although I could kinda hear him using harmonics, I had no idea how to go about it, so I just kind of left it in the "impossible" bag...

But as time went on I started to experiment with it and now I love playing around with it. I use it in the intro to "Broken" from my first solo album (Small Town Eyes)

There are some great lessons on the internet with Tommy teaching some of his tricks, but he goes pretty quick, so I hope that maybe watching this vid will help you make sense of his great lessons. Enjoy!

Video Lesson

Extra cool chord shapes to check out!

So the basic A barre chord doesn't sound so hot :) the Bb69 chord sounds better - so what other 6 string chords can you try this with? Well - experiment!!! but here are a few more to get you started but play around and find some cool stuff...

BbMaj13 - TAB: 6 5 5 5 6 5 (the one in the vid, also called Bb69)
F/A - TAB: 5 8 7 5 6 5
Aadd9 - TAB: 5 7 9 6 5 5
G6sus4/B - TAB: 7 5 5 5 5 7

Have fun!

Lesson ID: TE-506