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Old 08-23-2015, 11:08 AM
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Old 08-23-2015, 11:38 AM
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First time seeing a Harp Guitar in action. Very nice and sounded great! Thanks
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Old 08-23-2015, 03:32 PM
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Old 08-23-2015, 04:10 PM
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Great ! Your harp guitar sounds great too
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Very cool!
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Beautifully played.
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The Harp guitar was built by Tony Karol. Thanks for listening.
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Very cool arrangement - that guitar sounds great and looks really fun to play.
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Good song, good playing, good video... Good job
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Hey Randall,

Superb performance! I thoroughly enjoyed that. You really make that harp guitar sing. I've enjoyed hearing you at Swannanoa for years, so I hope you'll post some more of your music. Great job!
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Old 08-26-2015, 06:05 AM
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So many harp guitar arrangements I hear seem to use the harp strings as an "add-on". You incorporated them into a wonderful part of this arrangement. Very nice.
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Thanks Dan, Stephen Bennett is the master at incorporating the full potential of the harp guitar into an arrangement. Of course he is also a great composer and musician.
Most of the solo arrangements that I have worked up on harp guitar are SB arrangements. He has a lot of stuff available on his website and his harp guitar Teaching DVDs are an essential tool for anyone that is making the journey to the "full size" instrument.
Hopefully I am learning how to incorporate that into my playing and my arrangements. One of the coolest aspects of harp guitar for me is the ability to have a root and a fifth on the bass strings along with a chord.For instance in Layla when the "piano" ending starts, you are in the key of C. You have a low C and a G to add to that chord, and the result is a very big sound.
In general the bass strings are tuned G,D,C,B,A and G (high to low). This is considered Bennett tuning in the harp guitar world. The lowest G is also frequently tuned to F or E.
For this arrangement the subs are tuned G,D,C,Bb, A and F.
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