So, players of fretted string instruments, we meet again:
Does anyone really ever use their right hand to both pick and fret notes? (Besides lefties, I mean)
Like, I got this idea from kind of a combination of tapping and artificial harmonics, where one does the artificial harmonic thing, putting a Right Hand finger over a fret and picking with their Right thumb, but then instead of just placing the finger over the fretwire, actually frets the note, picks with the thumb, and holds the finger down to keep it sounding.
It's not a totally useless idea, for those wondering: It allows one to play the notes of harmonics that are lower than the lowest string's octave harmonic (for guitarists, the lowest D♯ one fret below the 12th on the low E string); it also frees up the left hand to do other things, like holding down and sustaining chords that are way below the note one just played with the right hand; and one can get a superfast vibrato out of it that sounds pretty sick. Also, it would theoretically give one an extra finger for playing chords, but in practice the thumb's strumming is awkward when doing this.
So: Does anyone else do this? Who? Is there a better name that I'm missing? Are there better uses for this strange technique?