The 7 Wonders Of Guitar Technique - Harp Harmonic Arpeggio Patterns

by Simon Candy 

 

Harp Harmonic Arpeggio Patterns Article PicHarp harmonics bring a very unique and magical sound to your guitar playing. They are without doubt one of the most beautiful guitar techniques.

In this video, I show you some of the most common patterns used for arpeggiating chords with harp harmonics. We begin by looking at the two most common arpeggio patterns used for harp harmonics. These two patterns alone will have you sounding like you’ve been playing harp harmonics for years.

However, there is more!

I also show you a very cool extended harp harmonic arpeggio pattern giving you access to an incredibly large range of sound on your instrument without moving your fretting hand at all.

I will show you back to back comparisons of this arpeggio pattern with and without harmonics.

The difference is amazing, and needs to be seen to be believed.

You also learn harp harmonic patterns sounding several notes together, enabling you to play chord voicings that would otherwise be very difficult to near on impossible to play without harmonics.

Finally, we will bring these harp harmonic patterns and approaches together via a very cool chord progression getting that incredible, magical sound harp harmonics brings to ones guitar playing.

You can check it all out below:

 

 

Harp Harmonic Video Content

Harp Harmonic Arpeggio Pattern: Open Strings 

This first pattern begins with the harmonic note first:

Harp Harmonic Pattern Harmonic First

 

Harp Harmonic Arpeggio Pattern 2: Open Strings

This pattern begins with the regular note first: 

Harp Harmonic Pattern Regular Note First   

Harp Harmonic Arpeggio Pattern 1: Bm7/11

Harp arpeggio pattern 1 applied to a Bm7/11 chord:

Harp Harmonic Pattern Harmonic First Bm7/11

 

Harp Harmonic Arpeggio Pattern 2: Bm7/11

Harp arpeggio pattern 2 applied to a Bm7/11 chord:

Harp Harmonic Pattern Regular Note First Bm7/11

 

Extended Arpeggio Pattern: Open Strings

Extended harp arpeggio pattern applied to open strings:

Harp Harmonic Pattern Extended Arpeggio

 

Extended Arpeggio Pattern: Bm7/11

Extended harp arpeggio pattern applied to a Bm7/11 chord: 

Harp Harmonic Pattern Extended Arpeggio Bm7/11

 

Arpeggio Pattern (2 Notes): Open Strings

Harp arpeggio pattern plucking 2 notes together applied to open strings:  

Harp Harmonic Pattern 2 Notes Together

 

Arpeggio Pattern (3 Notes): Open Strings

Harp arpeggio pattern plucking 3 notes together applied to open strings:   

Harp Harmonic Pattern 3 Notes Together

 

Arpeggio Pattern (2 Notes): Bm7/11

Harp arpeggio pattern plucking 2 notes together applied to a Bm7/11 chord:  

Harp Harmonic Pattern 2 Notes Together Bm7/11

 

Arpeggio Pattern (3 Notes): Bm7/11

Harp arpeggio pattern plucking 3 notes together applied to a Bm7/11 chord:  

Harp Harmonic Pattern 3 Notes Together Bm7/11

 

Harp Harmonic Chords

 

Harp Harmonic Progression Chords

 

Harp Harmonic Progression Example

Harp arpeggio pattern 2 applied to a chord progression:

Harp Harmonic Pattern Progression Example 

Learn how to create more beautiful, breathtaking harp harmonic chord progressions on your guitar