How Does The Harp Play?

- Dec 10, 2019-

It can be roughly divided into: Latin: the most primitive harp, unable to change tone.


Irish style: most styles, can be changed by hand tone.


Pedal type: 47 strings of different lengths are pulled from the beam to the soundboard, using the feet to change tonality.


Early harps were only a few strings arranged in a diatonic fashion, and could play only a limited amount of tonality. The pedal harp can play all the elevations, and its seven pedals allow the harp to transform into a diatonic scale in any key. Combined with the principle of equalization, the diatonic seven strings of the harp can become seven chords of various combinations of four notes.


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The harp is played with both hands but without the little finger. The sound of a harp is similar to that of a piano, but it is soft and elegant. There are several special ways of playing the harp


Overtone: makes the tone clear and transparent, an octave higher than the original.


Slide: to make the tone play a unique harmonic effect.


Dullness: to make sound sonorous and powerful


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