So yeah, you know that Harpejji I got last Tuesday?
Check it out: My Harpejji Arrived Today
Yeah, that thing.
Well, at last…I can play an instrument. Woo! I’m no virtuoso yet, but it’s the furthest I’ve advanced with any instrument. I’ve had a guitar since high school and simply cannot contort my fingers to produce a decent sound from it. I’ve also had numerous keyboards and access to pianos and have never managed to get very good with them either. I mean, I can play a few chords, but beyond that; forget about it.
I’m pretty excited about this.
Anyways, here’s my first attempt at making something with the Harpejji. It’s everything except the drums.
Check it out:
Download: THA – At Last… (right click, save as)
or stream it on THA Radio.
Back in October 2009 I ordered this…thing. It’s a plank of wood with strings on it and it makes noise, kind of like them geetars the kids are into. It’s a 24-string tapping instrument. It’s tuned to a whole tone scale (C, D, E, F#, G#, A#). It also has some interesting tech built into it. The bass and melody strings go through separate built-in pre-amps. When you lift your finger off a string it stops immediately thanks to the per-string mute system. Also, it sustains forever, which is weird.
Anyways, a few months into the build they offered to upgrade it from the D1 to the new K24 model they were working on, but that it would add a few extra months to the build. Decline a free upgrade? Hell no! So now, nearly seven months later, it has finally arrived. Yay!
A few images for those who are allergic to video: