I had a curious wedding request the other day, for Thriller by Michael Jackson. Unfortunately, due to the fact it doesn’t really work on the harp, it wasn’t for the actual ceremony, and I only had 2 weeks to learn it, I had to turn it down. But I got to thinking about MJ tunes that would work on the harp.
So here is the result: a rough version of Billie Jean, played on the harp. In tune this time, but probably with the sound of my housemates watching Fight Club in the background.
I’ve also been working on a version of Man in the Mirror, which sounds quite lovely – especially with the cheesy key change at the end. But it’s not quite performance-ready yet. It’ll have to wait.
Any other songs (MJ or not) that you think might work on the harp? Generally, the best songs are ones with strong melodies, or strong riffs. I’ll give the best ones a go and report back.