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Old 02-02-2010, 01:08 PM
BigShooter is offline
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Originally Posted by E-Sabbath View Post
Whut's a 12th fret harmonic?
Place your finger lightly over the string right at the 12th fret. As you pick the string, move your finger away from the string. If done correctly, you should hear a chimey tone that is the same note as the open string. Basically, what you're doing is cutting the scale length of the string in half by placing your finger at the 12th fret. Then by plucking the string and and removing your finger, your dampening some of the harmonic overtones of the open string. A more detailed description of natural guitar harmonics can be found here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guitar_harmonics

And more intonation setup info:

http://www.wikihow.com/Set-Your-Guitar's-Intonation