Cross String Melody Techniques (with Harmonics) – Adam Rafferty Fingerstyle Guitar Lesson

Cross String Melody Techniques (with Harmonics) - Adam Rafferty Fingerstyle Guitar Lesson

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This is one of the most important techniques you can use playing fingerstyle guitar.

It does the same thing as “reverb.” Basically, it masks the silence between 2 melody notes, making everything feel much more relaxed, spacious and lyrical.

There are 2 ideas here in the video…

The first idea is that you use different strings for melodies, allowing notes to ring over each other.

After that, you’ll see how you can use also simple harmonics to find cross string solutions for melodies.

I promise if you do this, you will sound better!

Keep Groovin & Big Love,



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  1. Hi Adam ! I'm just a poor French with a poor English level but when you explain your lessons I understand all ^^ That is magical for me because English lessons are better than french lessons So Thanks a lot and my friendships from France

  2. Thank you for the great video, Adam. Was really inspiring! Greetings, Lukas

  3. Cheers Adam, great lesson, melodic magic. 🙂

  4. Thank's again for the usefull lesson Adam!

  5. Adam, Thanks for this gem. Sweet for sure!

  6. I will definitely try this. Great tip Adam! Tnx

  7. Thank you very much… For different way of thinking…

  8. Hello dear friend Adam.

    Could you show us how to play slowly? I'll be there.

    His playing is sensational.

    I managed to do the first part, but the second one is a little difficult to do as you do.

    Kind regards and tanks for your help – Maurice

  9. I wanted to learn a guitar lesson, I learned english language too. Thanks Adam

  10. El canal de Reyes Manuel

    Gran vídeo

  11. As i also commented on your "imaginge" video. You are the master of open strings 🙂
    Thanks for the video! Is the 7thfret harmonic part available to your subscribers of studywithadam?

  12. i have to add one thing: in order to find the way how adam described it, sometimes you need try more then one chord position. and sometimes – oops you can find a way of letting the notes ring. great lesson dude. keep it grooving

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