Harp Making Blogs

Why is the Cost for Your Harp Kits so Expensive?

Publicado por Davy Clark en

Over the last several years, especially during COVID, many folks have decided to build their own harps. Good idea! Yet, on a few occasions, I've been asked the question of why our various harp kits are so expensive? While it is not for me to judge anyone's budget or to second guess what they should or should not afford, I am sensitive to the costs involved; both of what my customers have to pay and the value of what they purchase from me compared to the cost I have to pay to buy the parts in the first place and...

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Playing Your Harp for Others?

Publicado por Davy Clark en

There is an industry where folks play their harps for the good & healthy benefit of others. Were you aware of this? It is often called many names, such as Therapy Harp, Clinical Harp, Music Therapy, etc. In these situations, a person will play their harp at the bedside of individuals who are sick. Often these services by harpers are performed in a hospice situation. This is where individuals with terminal illnesses or older age, end of life events are being served by our harp playing.  Personally, I've done both as a trained, first level harp clinician (Clinical Harp). Despite the...

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Guarneri 'del Gesù' ? - Violin Maker

Publicado por Davy Clark en

You've heard of Antonio Stradivari, famous for his exquisite-sounding, Stradivarius violins. Perhaps, you've even heard of Nicolo Amati, the revolutionary maker of the modern violin, who preceded Stradivari and is one of the three most renowned violin makers in recent world history. Yet, have you heard of Bartolomeo Giuseppi Guarneri 'del Gesù'?  Guarneri del Gesu is considered one of the finest violin makers in the world, standing along side of Amati and Stradivari. Together, these three are recognized as the greatest to have given us the blessing of the "singing box." Yet these makers, having long since slipped into eternity...

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It's been a rough couple years but, Music!

Publicado por Davy Clark en

Precious few have been left unaffected by the last several years of turmoil that seems to have covered our globe. While this is Not a political post, we can't ignore the situations we humans all share on this planet we call our home. 

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

Publicado por Davy Clark en

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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