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The harp is a stringed musical instrument which has a number of individual strings running at ... In terms of size, many smaller harps can be played on the lap , while larger harps are quite heavy an...

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Photo of a concert of the combined ensembles directed by Patricia Wooster and Alison ... I've played many harps chosen by others that did not suit me at all. ... Some folk harps like my Dusty Strings have a lighter tension – they're easy to get a ...

How to Choose a Harp | Harp Buyer's Guide - Triplett Harps


The best harps have a rich, resonant voice; the strings are evenly balanced so the ... sitting on a standard 18” high stool, to a floor size model of 30-34 strings is a ... this is necessarily “limiting” because many artists specialize in small harps in  ...

How to Identify Harp Strings - Clive Morley Harps


So, to identify harp strings, we need to know the note, the octave and type ( material) ... Lever harp strings do not usually extend as high as pedal harp strings and the ... Antique Gothic harps may use standard pedal harp gut strings, but special ...

How many strings does a harp instrument have - Answers.com


The Full-size Grand Concert Harps (the kind used in an orchestra) has 47 strings, Concert harps with 46 strings are called "Semi-Grand" An "octave" of strings in ...

Celtic Harp FAQ - My Harp's Delight


Yes, the Celtic or folk harp is a direct descendant of the first harps. It traces its ... ( A full-sized pedal harp has 47 strings). Okay, then how many strings do I need?

Instruments of the Orchestra - Harp


The harp is different from the other stringed instruments. It's tall, about six feet, shaped a little like the number 7, and has 47 strings of varying lengths, which are  ...

Concert Grand Pedal Harps | HarpConnection.com


Concert-grand pedal harps are the largest harps available. They all have 47 strings and stand just over six feet tall. Because we value your long-term satisfaction ...

Harp History - Alison Vardy Harpist - Alison Vardy - Celtic Harpist


These hieroglyphs show that there were many harps in ancient Egypt. ... Ancient Rome did not seem to place as high an importance on music compared ... the Gothic style Harp was the standard harp throughout Europe into the late Middle ... It is beautifully inlayed with Certosinia-workand has 26 gut strings and a full set of  ...

Sylvia Woods Harp Center - Harp FAQs


Do you want a Lever or a Pedal harp? ... (also called an orchestra harp or a concert harp). ... Pedal harps are a bit more of a challenge in many ways. ... If you' ve decided on a lever harp then you should get a harp with the most number of strings you can afford.

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What Type of Harp Should I Get? (for beginners and first-time buyers)


A little 19-string Gothic harp is just as "real" and valid an instrument as a big ... To be sure, some harps make more of a visual impact than others, but this has nothing to do ... There are many different types of harps out there (see Kinds of Harps for ... more than a larger standard-model student harp with plywood soundbo...

Different Kinds of Harps - The Celtic Harp Page


Different kinds of harps, from ancient to modern - the ancestors of the Celtic harp ... A lyre, on the other hand, has strings which run across the board, and often over ... However, many lyres are more like the one on the left, in which the strings do .... A standard lever harp with one row of strings would be a single-course harp.

Harp Strings available from Thormahlen Harps


LEVER GUT is a light gauge of gut that has a little softer tension than Nylon. ... Many pedal harpists see these strings as a welcome change from concert gut and ... DO NOT PUT CONCERT GUT STRINGS ON A HARP BUILT FOR NYLON OR ...