Natural & Artificial Harmonics

Natural & Artificial Harmonics

Course Description

In this course, you’ll learn three ways to perform harmonics on ukulele! We’ll start off with an explanation of what harmonics are, as well as, the difference between natural and artificial harmonics.

Then, we’ll jump into learning the mechanics behind executing each technique. After that, you’ll dive into a few exercises to help deeply embed these new techniques into your playing repertoire. And finally, you’ll put it all together to perform a really unique take on, “Amazing Grace”. Which as you guessed, is performed entirely with harmonics!

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Module 1 What Are Harmonics?

In the course overview, we'll look at how our ears perceive sound and how this plays a role in defining the two types of harmonics.

Unit 1 Course Overview (FREE LESSON)
Module 2 Natural Harmonics

In this module, you'll learn one technique for performing natural harmonics.

Unit 1 Mechanics Breakdown: Natural Harmonics (FREE LESSON)
Unit 2 Exercise #1 (FREE LESSON)
Unit 3 Exercise #2
Unit 4 Exercise #3
Module 3 Artificial Harmonics

In this module, you'll learn two techniques for performing artificial harmonics.

Unit 1 Mechanics Breakdown: PLUCKED Artificial Harmonics (FREE LESSON)
Unit 2 Mechanics Breakdown: TAPPED Artificial Harmonics (FREE LESSON)
Unit 3 Exercise #1
Unit 4 Exercise #2
Unit 5 Exercise #3
Unit 6 Exercise #4
Unit 7 Mini-Etude
Module 4 Putting It All Together

In this module, you'll learn a classic song that is performed entirely by using natural and artificial harmonics. Finally, you'll learn to tastefully incorporate harmonics into your day-to-day playing.

Unit 1 Capstone Performance Piece: "Amazing Grace"
Unit 2 Course Wrap Up