The Harp Intro


The harp is a multi-stringed instrument which has the plane of its strings positioned perpendicularly to thesoundboard. Organologically, it is in the general category of chordophones (stringed instruments) and has its own sub category (the harps). All harps have a neck, resonator and strings. Some, known as frame harps, also have a pillar; those without the pillar are referred to as open harps. Depending on its size, which varies, a harp may be played while held in the lap or while it stands on a table, or on the floor. Harp strings may be made ofnylon, gut, wire or silk. On smaller harps, like the folk harp, the core string material will typically be the same for all strings on a given harp. Larger instruments like the modern concert harp mix string materials to attain their extended ranges. A person who plays the harp is called a harpist or harper. Folk musicians often use the term "harper", whereas classical musicians use "harpist".


A harp is an instrument with one or more strings connected to a perpendicular resonator. Harps have been played around the world for thousands of years, and in that time many different styles have been invented. The oldest and simplest harp is the bow harp. It is a one string bow with a small gourd as a resonator at the bottom. The gourd picks up and amplifies the vibration of the string when it is plucked, making the harp more audible. More modern designs can use more than 40 strings, and have a stable, three-cornered structure to support the tension of all those strings. The basic idea, however, is still the same.


Pedal Harp


The pedal harp is an instrument covering a range of notes similar to a piano. Technically an acoustic stringed instrument, it has much in common with an acoustic guitar in terms of sound creation. Strings vibrate and transfer energy to the sound box, which converts mechanical energy to sound. The timbre of the pedal harp is mellow, and additional amplification is often required to fill a venue or to match levels with other instruments in an ensemble


Make a Harp


A:Few musical instruments are as beautiful or calming as the harp. The harp's evolution started in prehistory when the first humans realized that their bowstrings made sounds when plucked. Things changed over thousands of years to bring us the harp we know and love today. When you make a harp, you're giving yourself the gift of a striking musical instrument.


Structure Of Pedal Harp



Structure Of Irish harp