I am a clinical harpist, the creator of an international harp therapy training program and a holistic sound healer. I love playing clinically for those in need, playing prescriptive music at the bedside. There has always been that little voice in me that truly enjoys the power of sound, vibrations, frequency and music as a … Continue reading The Story Behind the Lynda Lyre
The Reverie Harp is not really designed for playing conventional music, in fact it’s primary purpose is as a music therapy instrument. We’ll give you some tips on playing the Reverie Harp, ideas on what kind of music can be played on the Reverie Harp, and ideas for using the harp in a music therapy … Continue reading Music Therapy Instrument: How to Play the Reverie Harp
We carry three kinds of finished Reverie Harps, and one Reverie Harp Kit. If you’re wondering what’s the difference between Reverie Harps, we’ve put together some information to help you compare them. The Deluxe Reverie Classic and the Deluxe Reverie 2 are built with the same woods. The only real difference between these two models … Continue reading What is the Difference Between Reverie Harps?
If you’re wondering how to replace a string on the Reverie Harp, it’s easy. Broken strings are inevitable for all stringed instruments, including the Reverie Harp. It’s a normal part of the instrument’s lifespan. Have no fear, they are very easy to replace! For your Reverie, we recommend purchasing a spare set of strings from … Continue reading How to Replace a String on the Reverie Harp
Like any music therapy instrument, the Reverie Harp needs to be tuned. Each instrument comes with a paper tuning template that slides right under the strings to help you tune the Reverie Harp. We recommend you purchase an electronic tuner for accurate tuning if you don’t already own one.
We recently experimented with some different strings on our Hurdy Gurdy and were amazed at how much these new strings improve the tone. They are more expensive (the new strings cost $99.00 and the old set was $39) but we feel the improved tone makes it worth the price. You can purchase the new strings … Continue reading New Hurdy Gurdy Strings
Here are some chords you can play on Strumbly. Chords are grouped by tuning. Click the tuning you like to see the chords.
I am considering becoming a harp owner, and have been practicing on a borrowed one for a few months. What do I need to know so I can make a wise purchase and continue learning to play? This is a great question and one we hear quite often. Here are some general suggestions to get … Continue reading Harp 101
We often hear from folks that have “found an old zither in the attic” or “picked up this instrument at a garage sale” or had an instrument given to them by a well-intentioned friend or relative. There are a myriad variety of these old zithers, psalteries, ukelins, and other musical instruments around and most of … Continue reading Steel String Selector | What size string do I need for my musical instrument?
Here are a collection of articles Jerry wrote for the Folk Harp Journal about home built harps. This features were written to celebrate and encourage the craft of harp-making by home hobbyists around the world. The goal was to publicize the excellent, and sometimes surprising, results of several of these adventurous woodworkers. The focus is … Continue reading Home Built Harps