Beautiful Rendition Of Sound of Silence On Harp Guitar
FaithTap Staff 2/15/2019
A lot of people have different interpretations of Simon and Garfunkel's Sound of Silence. For some, it's about society's willingness to accept whatever it is that people say. For others, it's the value of being in a reflective or meditative state. And there are people who consider the lines as an allusion to the work of the unconscious, such as when one is dreaming or sleeping. No matter what you think, it's a song that, when played, puts one in a trance-like state.
Jamie Dupuis' cover of the song magnified that effect. Using an 18-string harp guitar, the song can easily put anyone in a calm, relaxed state- even without the lyrics.
The setting of the performance added more impact to Jamie's cover of the song. Surrounded by trees, he was just sitting there and playing his guitar. And despite the simplicity of the performance, you won't be able to stop yourself from watching Jamie play until the end. It was just nice, magical, and refreshing.
Playing an 18 string harp guitar is not that easy. You'll need not just the skills but that talent to play this guitar-based stringed instrument.
Jamie isn't a novice when it comes to that. He spent 7 years studying and learning to play the guitar before he was able to record his very first studio album. It was influenced by a lot of musical genres, reflecting his flexibility. That's really not surprising, given that he's into a wide range of styles. His list includes classical, rock, blues, and jazz, and metal.
He competed and won several competitions, including the Subdury Kiwanis Festival in 2011 and the Capreol Guitar Competition in 2010. And today, Jamie is a hit on YouTube as well. With over 160,000 subscribers, his cover of the Simon and Garfunkel hit has over 8 million views.
Apart from that, he also did a cover of "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy", Radiohead's "High and Dry", Coldplay's "Fix You", and Sting's "Fields of Gold". He even did the Tetris theme and the Terminator theme. It just shows how talented he is and what he's capable of doing with his harp guitar.
Other instruments he can play are the electric guitar, banjo, classical guitar, and acoustic guitar. He's great on vocals, too. With his talent, you can see him perform just about everywhere. He does bar gigs, solo performances, weddings, and festivals.
Jamie's rendition of the classic song is truly something people should see.