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...
Photo of a concert of the combined ensembles directed by Patricia Wooster and
... Celtic music players use lever or folk harps, and there are many makers of ...
Some folk harps like my Dusty Strings have a lighter tension – they're easy to ...
coordination, etc., all at the same time just does not work well, in my humble
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
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
The pedal harp evolved as a piece within an orchestra from the much older lever
harp. ... What is mistakenly referred to as “standard” is generally the Lyon and
Healy ... Harps are designed around specific string types, lengths and tension. ...
of graduated spacing is that the harmonic arch does not have to be as long.
If you have a question you think belongs here, let me know. - T.H.. What is ... Just
as Celtic music often brings the bonny green isles to mind, so too does the Celtic
harp. However, Celtic culture and music is actually much more widespread. The
term ... Pedal harps are usually strung with a blend of nylon, gut, and wire strings.
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
On a fully-levered harp, each string has a lever that must be set individually, and
each string ... But yes, like any instrument, it does require the “P” word. ... Celtic
harps come in many sizes anymore, but generally no smaller than a 22-string lap
"Concert" Celtic Harp made of quilted maple with spruce soundboard and walnut
... Double, triple and cross-strung harps can have over a hundred strings. ... What
are the different kinds of harp? Many! Defined by: Numbers of rows of strings: eg.
... by 1/18th of its length (just like a fret on a guitar does by pressing a finger...
Earliest harp history, origin of the harp, lyre harps, medieval and renaissance
harps ... The harp and musical culture in general seems to have disappeared in
the Dark Ages. ... the Gothic style Harp was the standard harp throughout Europe
into the late ... They were strung with gut strings at a much lower tension than we