Harmonics

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Definition

Harmonics can be produced by a number of instruments. By lightly touching the string of a bowed stringed instrument at certain points for example, a high eerie sound is produced. On a guitar or harp these have a bell-like quality.

Examples


Four different violinists play harmonics from a piece by Paganini.


Listen to harmonics on the harp.


Tony McManus demonstrates his skills on acoustic guitar playing harmonics.

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