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1

What does the harmonic on the fifth fret of one string sound the same as?

The harmonic on the fifth fret of one string sounds the same as the harmonic on the seventh fret of the string beneath it.

2

When will harmonics not be useful when tuning a guitar?

Using harmonics is not useful to tune a guitar when the guitar is significantly out of tune.

3

Why are harmonics more useful than the fifth fret method for tuning a guitar?

Harmonics are better than the fifth fret method as they will ring out longer. There is also a ‘pulsing’ effect when the notes are in tune with one another.

4

How forcefully do you need to press the string to make a harmonic?

You should only be touching the string very slightly to make a harmonic.

5

Where should you pick the string when playing a harmonic?

When playing a harmonic, you should pick as close to the bridge as possible

6

Where should you position your fretting finger when playing a harmonic?

When you do a harmonic, you should hold your fretting finger directly over the fret, not behind it.

7

What is a good method of practicing tuning with harmonics?

A good method of practicing tuning with harmonics is to get your guitar in tune, play the harmonics, and untune a string, and then get it back in tune

8

What does deliberately untuning a string to practice tuning with harmonics do?

Deliberately untuning a string to practice tuning with harmonics allows you to figure out what it sounds like when the guitar is and is not in tune.

9

What is the difference between the B and G strings?

The difference between the B and G strings is a major third, every other string is a perfect fourth.

10

What are the best harmonics to use to tune the B string?

The best harmonics to use to tune the B string is the seventh fret of the low E string and the 12th fret of the B string.

11

What is often the best way to tune the high E string when tuning with harmonics?

It is often better to use the fifth fret of the low E string with the open E string when tuning with harmonics.

12

What should you do every time you tune your guitar?

Every time you tune your guitar, you should always check it

13

What 2 strings most commonly fall out of tune?

The two strings that most commonly fall out of tune are the B and G strings.