Sunday, January 14, 2018

Sanity Sunday- Mathieu Terrade on the Harpejji

by Nomad


It must be one of life's greatest rewards to be acclaimed as a master at something. When it comes to playing the harpejji, French musician Mathieu Terrade is probably the most celebrated.
A few "notes" about this unique instrument:
  • Developed in 2007 by Tim Meeks, founder of Marcodi Musical Products.
  • The instrument aims to bridge the gap in sound and technique between the guitar, bass guitar, and piano.
  • Stevie Wonder features the instrument in his stage performance
  • There are no formal rules on how to play the instrument and new techniques are emerging all the time. 
So, let's take a listen to a few covers.

Next is the classic Queen hit, "Bohemian Rhapsody".

This Beatles favorite is a montage video, in which the two types of  Harpejjis are played- the 12- and the 24-string instruments.

And finally, here's his take on the timeless Jim Croce song "Time in a Bottle."

What did you think of the Harpejji?

Have a great Sunday, Nomads. Take care of yourselves and each other.