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  How to avoid squeaks in harmonics?

Q.I love harmonics, but when I play them they often sound flabby or squeaky.

A.The trick is to play the harmonics at the Sounding Point of their actual pitch,
which is generally quite high (except for the Middle Harmonics). That's why
you'll get the clearest harmonic sounds by playing quite close to the bridge.


Exercise 1Tuning Harmonics: To Adjust Sounding Point
  On each of the following lines, do these 4 steps:
4-step exercise to find  clearest harmonics
Sounding Point as one of the inter-related right handTone Factors
is discussed at length in
The Joy of Cello Playing, Master Lesson 5.

Master Lesson 5 available online from:


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