Natural Harmonics - Introduction
Shown on the subsequent page are tables of natural harmonics and thier playing positions for each string.
A few preliminary notes:
1) In each case, the harmonic series is given up to the 19th partial. It should be noted that partials 12-16 and 18 are almost impossible to reproduce with any degree of accuracy and further explanation and suggestions for thier usage is given below.
2) As the strings decrese in pitch, the difficulty of producing the lower partials increases exponentially. Rapid writing of partials below the 8th should be avoided on the E string and lower strings.
3) If writing a solo work, remember that most solo instruments are not equipped with a fifth string or C extension.