Musician Jamie Dupuis has demonstrated his mastery of the 20-string harp guitar with his performances of Where Is My Mind and Boulevard of Broken Dreams. In this clip, he takes on the warm and enveloping vibes of Neil Young’s Harvest Moon, a track that has given us chills every single time we’ve heard it played.
Amy Turk is an incredibly talented harpist and performs everything from classical to pop to video game music. She knocked it out of the park with the solo from Dire Straits’ Sultans of Swing, played on the Harp-E, an electroacoustic harp great at producing bends and microtones. Dave Stanton accompanies on guitar and bass.
For decades, musicians have used talk boxes to combine guitar sounds and their voices into a robotic effect. Dunlop sent harpist Emily Hopkins one of their analog talk boxes and some other effects pedals, and she gave them a whirl to see what kind of sounds she could make. Mostly, it’s just a video of Emily cracking up.
Harpist Kristan Toczko offers up an early Halloween treat with this seamless medley of music from Call of Duty: Black Ops – Zombies, Halloween, Stranger Things, and The Walking Dead. Then she finishes things off with a little bit of Still Dre. We also love her cover of The Simpsons theme.
Hans Zimmer’s soundtrack from Interstellar is a masterpiece of cinematic music. Musician Jamie Dupuis performed this stellar version of movie’s main theme on his 20-string harp guitar. The beautiful sunset setting for the video makes viewing even more enveloping than the music itself. Headphones recommended.
Musician Emily Hopkins transformed two of her harps into heavy metal monsters by routing their audio through the Nepenthes guitar effects pedal by Electrofoods. The distortion pedal adds insane amounts of fuzz, and when combined with other pedals, it only gets more bonkers, creating sounds straight out of Hell.
The harp’s heavenly sounds are typically associated with classical or ethereal fantasy music. But musician Maël Isaac proves rock and alternative are perfectly suited to the sit-down string instrument too. Listen up as he performs classics from David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Joy Division, The Pixies, The White Stripes, and more.