What’s up everybody? AJ here from Didge Project wishing you a happy day!
Recently I got to play some super cool instruments, the Chromatic Mallet Harp and the RAV G Humayun, with two excellent musicians, Adrian DiMatteo and Mike Fisher on Electric Guitar and Bass. These videos were a joy to make as we featured these exciting new instruments in a live jam session context.
The Chromatic Mallet Harp has seriously become my go to instrument when playing music with friends. I personally prefer the Chromatic Mallet Harp over any handpan, because it has all 12 tones from the western musical scale. So I’m getting that really sweet Mallet Harp sound but I can play along with almost any chord changes and jump in with a lot of different songs. Of course, I have a background in piano playing and music theory, so that really helps and makes this instrument perfectly suited to my skill set.
The RAV G Humayun, however, is a whole different animal. It’s got this really sweet middle-eastern sound and the vibe it creates is so different than any music I have ever played. It’s like I am automatically thrown into a mystical jam session and I can only imagine how many possibilities there are with this instrument.
Last but not least, I got to have my first ever blues jam session on the RAV Vast C Blues and RAV Vast D Blues scales. These instruments were super fun to play and Adrian DiMatteo and I were able to use them to create a bunch of different blues textures in combination with the electric guitar. Check out the video below.
As always, thanks for tuning in and looking forward to seeing you soon!