[Harp-L] Re. Hands Free Chromatic

Brendan Power bren@xxxxx
Wed Aug 24 02:37:53 EDT 2016

Good to see Chris Reynolds continuing to enhance Vern Smith's excellent
invention: the Hands Free Chromatic. 

Anyone who was at SPAH would have heard the effortless jazz mastery of
Enrico Granafei on the HFC, played in tandem with his 7 string guitar/bass.
It's astonishing the way Enrico has single-handedly created a whole new and
very attractive sound with two little-used, almost experimental instruments.
He is to be applauded!

If you are a rack player and want to have the ability to easily play in all
keys with full chromatic scales, the HFC is the state of the art. Such an
elegantly simple design, I hope Enrico's example encourages more people to
adopt it.

Enrico, if you're reading: what about putting up some instructional videos
for the HFC to get others inspired to give it a go?


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