The beautiful sound of Lenny Breau style harp harmonics has mesmerized generations of guitarists. From fingerstyle legends like Chet Atkins to guitar gurus like Ted Greene, Lenny’s influence is undeniable. Even in the younger generation of YouTuber guitarists covering fingerstyle arrangements by Tommy Emmanuel, you can hear these harp harmonics everywhere!
Dreamy, atmospheric and sometimes impressionistic – this technique along with the use of colorful jazz chord voicings enables guitarist to get out from typical ‘drop voicing’ sounds.
Brazilian jazz guitarist Genil Castro, a master at this style makes his Mike’s Master Classes debut with the first of two videos guiding us through this technique.
The focus in these videos is not just on how play artificial harmonics (you can find those kind of videos online) but how to MUSICALLY apply the technique and expand your harmonic vocabulary. It’s not enough to be technically proficient – you have to be harmonically aware to really maximise this sound.
In this master class, you will discover:
- The two essential aspects of playing artificial harmonics
- How to play the scale runs using this technique
- The orthodox Lenny Breau technique (Genil shares details of how Lenny does it differently)
- Musical applications of the technique on Stella By Starlight and the Ivan Lins song, Septembro.
If you’d like to really gain control of this technique and incorporate it smoothly into your playing, this master class is for you. Get it now and expand your guitar’s harmonic vocabulary today.
This masterclass includes Soundslice enhanced notation of all written examples so you can can loop, slowdown and study each example as you go through the video.
- 17 Pages of PDF materials in standard notation and TAB
- Soundsliced versions of the transcription (standard notation with adjustable tempo, looping for effective practice and study)
- Full video is 30 minutes