Stephen Kenyon wrote:Being in tune generally, helps bring this out - not sure whether an action adjustment would make a noticeable effect or not.
Its one of the (many!) things to bear in mind in terms of the sound we make. Quite often we are too busy to deal with sympathetic harmonics, but when the sound is more exposed we might either damp, to avoid inappropriate dissonances, or encourage, to bring out more sustain ... or just to make an interesting sound!
Quite so...and when the music is "busy", it moves on so quickly that this effect usually goes by unnoticed; not to mention I may have no fingers available to damp the sympathetic harmonic. A helpful point about damping when the notes are more exposed which is also used when damping a bass note in a passage to allow the next phrase to speak separately. I will explore using the effect to support the music.