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Sat May 18, 2019, 06:47 PM

Pink Floyd Songs Played Splendidly on a Harp Guitar: "Comfortably Numb," "Wish You Were Here" & More

Harp guitars have been around since at least the 19th century, and if you want a good, enthusiastic, intellectual argument on the exact date of its birth, you’ll find many an organologist ready to do that. (Here’s a page filled with information about the subject.) But it was only recently, in 2014, that the Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments finally recognized the harp guitar as its own thing. New- or old-fangled as it might be, the harp guitar contains both the usual six strings and fretted neck and a neighboring series of unstopped open strings. Well known musicians who have played them include John McLaughlin, David Lindley, and Robbie Robertson.

But look up the instrument on the ‘net and there’s one name that will pop up before anybody else: 29 year old Canadian Jamie Dupuis. He’s earned millions of views on his YouTube channel for arranging and performing covers of rock and metal classics.


http://www.openculture.com/2019/05/pink-floyd-covers-played-on-a-harp-guitar-comfortably-numb-wish-you-were-here-more.html

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Reply Pink Floyd Songs Played Splendidly on a Harp Guitar: "Comfortably Numb," "Wish You Were Here" & More (Original post)
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saidsimplesimon May 2019 #1

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Sat May 18, 2019, 07:09 PM

1. Thank you for the link.

I adore our Canadian and British friends. They are the real founders of our nation. Read your history my American born fathers and mothers.

But look up the instrument on the ‘net and there’s one name that will pop up before anybody else: 29 year old Canadian Jamie Dupuis. He’s earned millions of views on his YouTube channel for arranging and performing covers of rock and metal classics.

He’s certainly a fan of Pink Floyd, as you can see above in his cover of “Comfortably Numb.” The ringing, echoing quality of the harp guitar’s body suit the song well, as it starts to resemble a sort of synth-string wash.

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