Ask Harry WimmerQ & A #2
|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.
|On each of the following lines, do these 4 steps:
|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: sharmusic.com
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