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The second movement, “Diaphanous,” was written entirely using natural harmonics on the double bass. Some of these harmonics are quite high in the partial series and may be more accurately performed as artifical harmonics. This decision is left to the discretion of the performer, although the ideal of the sound should always be the transparent quality of a harmonic created from an open string. The seventh partial is, of course, flat in relation to more tempered tuning, and for the purposes of the harmonies created in this movement may be adjusted a bit higher by pulling the string to the side.