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Do you know this instrument?

Carlos Rodgarman has added to his family of instruments the "Harpejji". Listen to some of his new works with this instrument.

Harpejji

The harpejji is an electric stringed musical instrument developed in 2007 by Tim Meeks, founder of Marcodi Musical Products, and is a descendant of the StarrBoard.[1][2] The instrument aims to bridge the gap in sound and technique between the guitar, bass guitar, and piano. The playing surface has an isomorphic keyboard layout arranged in ascending whole tones across strings, and ascending semi-tones as the strings travel away from the player with a five octave range from A0 to A5. The first harpejji model, the 24 string d1, was produced from January 2008[3] through May 2010. It was subsequently replaced by the k24 which also has 24 strings. The latter model includes updates to the internal electronics, a simplification of the fretboard marker system, and a change from maple to bamboo as the primary wood for the instrument. In January 2011, the g16, a smaller 16 string model with a four octave range (from C2 to C6) and mono output, was introduced. All harpejjis use an electronic muting system to dampen unfretted strings and minimize the impact of sympathetic vibrations.

Technique

It is primarily played with a two handed tapping technique. It differs from other tapping instruments, such as the Chapman Stick, by way of the orientation of the instrument to the player. The instrument rests on a stand like a keyboard, with the strings perpendicular to the player. The instrument allows for the musician to use all 10 fingers to fret the strings, and a single hand can cover a two octave range. New techniques for playing the instrument are beginning to surface, such as strumming with a pick. Unlike the piano, no formal pedagogy has been established for the harpejji.

Examples of chords


Cmaj

(Notes: C,E,G )

Cmaj7

(Notes: C,G,B )

Csus

(Notes: C,F,G )

Red circles indicate fingers on the right hand, but left hand fingers could also be used for some or all of the notes.  It is very important to note that on the harpejji, once you a learn a chord type fingering for one root, like C, the same fingering applies to all roots.  You just shift the pattern left, right, up or down so that the new root replaces the C.

The RodgarBand is a collective that celebrates the world and the American dream through music. 

Produced by Carlos Rodgarman

01 · All I Want For Christmas Is You
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Louis Armstrong - Hello Dolly
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02 · Silent Night
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03 · White Christmas
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04 · His Eye’s on The Sparrow
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05 · O Holy Night
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