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... how does this come off in performance? Is the sound satisfactory? Is it tinny? Woody?

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Any feedback is appreciated, thanks!

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I don't play the bass, but I have a question about the notation. What does the diamond shaped symbol mean, and what does the note in parentheses mean?

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The diamond-shaped note is the node touched on the E string, and the note in parentheses is the resultant pitch. (I over-notated for clarity on the question... normally one would either indicate the main note and the harmonic node, or the main note and the resultant pitch, not both)

On a stringed instrument, if you touch a string at a point a perfect fourth higher than the fingered (or open) pitch, the resultant harmonic is two octaves above the fingered pitch.

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Hi... I removed the link a while back since I was able to get a professional bassist to demonstrate and comment on the practice.

To sum up: I was asking what a pizzicato artificial harmonic sounded like. Specifically, a 'touch fourth' harmonic on the open E string (sounding two octaves higher).

The sound is indeed slightly 'woody', though not particularly 'tinny', with a 'thumpy' attack.

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