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Harp Making Blogs

Are there Aternative Tunings for your fixed-string, C-Major harp?

Posted by Davy Clark on

If one has no sharping levers on your harp, does that mean one is stuck with mainly the C-Major scale for the rest of the life of the harp? No!

There are alternative tunings for fixed, C-Major harps. If you've (or, your harp maker) created a strong harp, there are a number of keys we can tune our harps to.

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Help for the Harp Do-It-Yourself-er

Posted by Davy Clark on

Some of our harp kit customers are first or second time woodworkers. What this means is they have never built a wood project before nor ever held a job at any time in any woodworking capacity. 

However, too, a number are experienced hobbyists or are amateur Luthiers, experienced in not only woodworking but in musical instrument making. 

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Naming & Painting your own harp?

Posted by Davy Clark on

Did you know a tradition in North America involves harpists naming their harps, much like naming a pet? Have you considered naming your own harp(s)? 

And, the awesome thing about building your own harp is you get to decorate it in any way you please.

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STRING TUNING?

Posted by Davy Clark on

Most first time harp makers or players are a bit shocked to learn that tuning up their harp for the first time requires a significant amount to time spent tuning their instrument. And, this not only applies to harps but to any stringed instrument. 

What makes a harp unique, though similar to a larger lyre is we harpists have so many more strings to tune! (Or, consider the work a piano tuner must do to keep their piano in tune!)

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WHAT IS DIY (DO-IT-YOURSELF)?

Posted by Davy Clark on

Do-It-Yourself (DIY) is defined as an untrained person creating or doing something that in the past was assumed could only be done by professionally trained individuals in any *esoteric field or endeavor.

* Esoteric defined: 

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