30 Must Know Harmonic Fingerstyle Licks

Genre and Style Guitar Course from Trevor Gordon Hall

30 Must Know Harmonic Fingerstyle Licks. Have you ever thought of adding various flavors or harmonics to your fingerstyle playing? Do you have the techniques down but instead missing some vocabulary? In this series Trevor Gordon Hall offers up 30 licks you can get into your playing that combine harmonics with the fingerstyle genre.

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In this lesson series, Trevor Gordon Hall presents 30 vocabulary licks that incorporate harmonics with the fingerstyle genre.


30 Must Know Harmonic Fingerstyle Licks Introduction

Welcome to 30 Must Know Harmonic Fingerstyle Licks, created by Trevor Gordon Hall. In this lick pack series, Trevor provides 30 unique fingerstyle licks that showcase various harmonics on the guitar.

4:45 Runtime

0.0 Difficulty


Natural Harmonic Melody

The first lick in this pack is a natural harmonic melody using the 5th, 7th and 12th fret harmonics.

6:01 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty


Chime-like Natural Harmonics

In this lick, you'll combine the 5th and 7th fret harmonics along with regular fretted notes to create a chime-like effect.

5:55 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty


Pentatonics and Harmonics

Try out this harmonic fingerstyle lick that incorporates the pentatonic scale.

4:56 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

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Natural Harmonics with Strumming

Lick 4 is all about strumming and ringing those natural harmonics.

6:28 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty


Natural Harmonics and Moving Harmony

In lick 5, you'll be using harmonics as the melody and changing the harmony underneath them.

6:19 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty


Natural Harmonics and Moving Bass Notes

Just like the previous lick, you'll be using harmonics to set the stage, but this time you'll be moving a bass line with them.

5:37 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty


Filling the Space with Harmonics

In lick 7, you'll use harmonics to fill space that is otherwise empty. You'll be utilizing artificial harmonics on this one.

6:53 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty


Artificial Harmonics Beyond the C

Using artificial harmonics, you'll be outlining the C major scale and also utilizing hammer-ons and pull-offs.

5:07 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty


E-Minor Slap Harmonics

In lick 9 you'll be using the slap harmonic technique in the key of E minor.

5:34 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty


Slapping Individual Notes

Much like the last lick, you'll be using the slap harmonic technique here. However, you'll be targeting single notes this time.

6:06 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty


Outlining Chords with Harmonics

Lick 11 will use artificial harmonics to outline chords and create a lick.

5:57 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty


Pentatonics and Artificial Harmonics

Lets take another look at using harmonics with pentatonics. In this lick, you'll be utilizing artifical harmonics with the pentatonic scale.

4:42 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty


Outlining a Chord Progression with Artificial Harmonics

Just like we've outlined a chord using artificial harmonics, we're now going to outline an entire progression!

5:49 Runtime

3.5 Difficulty


Combining Pull-offs and Harmonics

Lets get a bit more complicated! In this lick you'll be using harmonics along with the pull-off technique.

5:26 Runtime

3.5 Difficulty


12th and 19th Fret Over a Static Chord

This lick will use a single chord and the harmonics at the 12 and 19th frets.

5:26 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty


Outlining a Minor Progression

With a nod to lick 11, we again look at outlining a progression with harmonics. This time it's a minor progression.

6:36 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty


Mixing Fretted and Harmonic Notes

In lick 17, you'll be using a mix of fretted notes and harmonics.

6:36 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty


Mixing Natural and Artificial Harmonics

This lick is a little more complex, mixing both artificial and natural harmonics.

5:06 Runtime

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Harp-like Harmonics

This lick is all about sounding like a harp. You'll be mixing harmonics and fretted notes at the same time to create this sound.

6:03 Runtime

3.5 Difficulty


Artificial and Natural Harmonics with Open Strings

We're getting a bit more complex now by adding artificial and natural harmonics, with open ringing strings.

6:05 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty


Trickle Down Harmonics

Using harmonics, fretted notes and pull-offs, you'll create a trickling type sound in this lick.

5:56 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty


Pulling Off to a Harmonic

Here's a neat trick built into a lick. You'll be performing a pull-off to a harmonic.

6:00 Runtime

3.5 Difficulty


Strumming Harmonics

Here's another great lick that includes strums to create harmonics.

5:41 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty


Outlining A Traditional Melody

This lick takes a traditional melody and outlines it using harmonics.

6:00 Runtime

3.5 Difficulty


Bridging the Gaps with Harmonics

In this lick you'll be using harmonics to sustain between fretted notes.

6:19 Runtime

3.5 Difficulty


Accenting Chords with Harmonics

This chordal based lick will have you accenting those chords with harmonics.

5:09 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty


Rising and Falling Harmonics

This lick will use fretted notes and 12th fret harmonics to create a melody.

3:34 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty


Shifting Harmonic Passage

This lick uses the low fretted notes with 19th fret harmonics to create a sonic spread in the melody.

4:19 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty


Cascading Across the Fretboard

This lick will have you playing harmonics across the fretboard.

4:54 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty


Modulating Harmonic Lick

This lick modulates keys with ringing harmonics at the 19th fret.

4:17 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

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I wish I could tick all the three options! Great class and loved the insight about using the shoulder to reduce the muscle fatigue