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Why does a harmonic still sound even though you lift your finger?

I'll attempt some clumsy ms-paint illustrations. When you play the string, it vibrates: When you put your finger on the string as normal to stop it, only the part between your finger and the bridge ...
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Why does a harmonic still sound even though you lift your finger?

Why should we expect it to stop ringing? A natural harmonic is a mode of vibration of the string. Just like vibration in the fundamental mode and every other mode, the string will continue vibrating ...
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Why does a harmonic still sound even though you lift your finger?

Once the string (be it violin, cello, guitar, whatever) is touched on a node, the string will not vibrate at that point. So a harmonic is produced. Take the finger away, leave it there, it makes no ...
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