As I mentioned in my last note to you, I’ve been spending a lot of time playing stratospherically high artificial harmonics of late courtesy of Michael Giacchino.
So I thought I’d say a word or two about the technique.
First of all, harmonics must be practiced regularly if you want to develop real skill with them. I think a lot of violinists make the mistake of thinking that, because we understand how to create them, we should be able to just DO them.
Uh uh. They require time. For starters, excellent bow control is a must.(Click here to read more...)