Harp Guitars are a rare and ancient instrument that features any combination of fretted (guitar-like) and un-fretted (harp-like) strings, and they are currently experiencing a popular modern renaissance.
Jon now composes and performs his own original music for it, as well as other Harp Guitar composers' works, and arranging other music for the instrument.
These instruments have been around for nearly 300 years, about 50 years longer than the first six string guitars; they can have any number of additional unstopped strings intended for individual plucking. The purpose of the individual strings is to add range, resonance and texture creating vast new musical possibilities (and challenges) to the musician.
Weymouth Sunday Concerts
promoted by Weymouth Music Club
Sunday November 28th 2021
Jon Pickard guitar and harp-guitar