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You play an E note hammering to F♯. When you play E on the G string, it makes the low E string vibrate in sympathy. That continues to vibrate and while the F♯ is sounding, it sets up beats with that low E, which actually is vibrating at its harmonic. The sound you hear is the result of the two vibrations simultaneously. By muting the lower strings, you stop ...

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