Top 5 Reasons to Play Harpejji

1. It's fun to be...


Choosing the harpejji is already unique, but consider how original your musical arrangements will be as your fingers fall into musical positions that are near-impossible on other instruments. For example, your chord voicings can be more open than piano, while also tighter than guitar. Speaking of your fingers, you can use all 10 of them to make individual notes! Most importantly, the highly expressive response of the harpejji will allow you to discover and develop your own, special harpejji voice.

2. It's good to be...


There are a lot of instruments in the world that are unique... but not very versatile. The harpejji has an authentic, timeless and familiar string sound that fits well into many styles, genres and studio mixes. And there are many techniques to choose from: tapping, strumming, slapping, sliding, bending, plucking, muting, etc. to adapt to changing dynamics. These techniques add lots of expressive colors. Moreover, because it is an electric instrument, you can also add an infinite number of effects to make it fit the mood of any song.

3. It helps to get...


A very important feature of the harpejji is the visual note marking system. The fretboard is a big matrix of strings and frets. Without note markers... you'd get lost quickly. Black and white note markers (similar to piano) show you exactly what note you are on no matter where you are on the fretboard. Even the C notes have a special hollow shape. Not only will you know where you are, you will also become more visually oriented with the many patterns in music theory, each and every time you play. Connecting the visual part of your brain to the music theory will only help you understand it even more.

4. Why not keep it...


Chord books for other instruments can be one inch thick! Hundreds, if not thousands of fingerings need to be memorized in order to become a master. That's because on those instruments, an F chord has a different fingering than a D or C# chord, for example. On the harpejji, it's easy as pie! All chords of a particular type have the same fingering, regardless of the root note. That's because the harpejji is an isomorphic instrument. F major, D major C# major, etc. all have the same fingering. That goes for all chord types and all scale types. Less time spent memorizing fingerings = more time for making music!

5. It's important to feel...


Many stringed instruments that are worn on the body can be hard on the body, especially after long term usage. They can strain your back, neck, arms and hands. The harpejji is designed to feel comfortable and utilize softer, subtler hand motions, whether you are playing seated or standing. There is no need to pound on the harpejji! Even robust harpejji playing requires minimal downward force and thus low impact on your joints. Less pain is your gain!