John Palmes

 
John Palmes
Traditional

Story

This song only has two chords, the I chord built on the first third and fifth notes of the scale and the V chord built on the fifth, seventh and second notes of the scale.

 

If you touch the string just lightly at about 1/3 of its length you will get the harmonic that gives you the fifth note of the scale... and the rest of the V chord.

The high bending harmonic note is from sounding the harmonic, removing the finger from the string, and bending the bow.. way cool sound and shows that the string continues to vibrate in three segments, even though you took your finger away.