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Lesson: Mike Dawes' One-Handed Harmonics

In this clip, which you can check out above, acoustic master Mike Dawes teaches a technique for fretting and plucking a harmonic note—all with the right hand.

As he says, this leaves your left hand free to do other things. What those are is up to you!

Dawes continues to expand on this principle with more complex and wonderful-sounding techniques for you to try. Take a look at our video and try it out.

Find out more at mikedawes.com.

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Acoustic Nation is written by Laura B. Whitmore, a music industry marketing veteran, music journalist and editor, who has contributed to Parade.com (opens in new tab), Guitar World, and others. She has interviewed hundreds of musicians and hosts the She Rocks Podcast. As the founder of the Women’s International Music Network (opens in new tab), she advocates for women in the music industry and produces the annual She Rocks Awards. She is the Senior Vice President of Marketing for Positive Grid, making the world safe for guitar exploration everywhere! A guitarist and singer/songwriter, Laura is currently co-writing an album of pop songs that empower and energize girls.