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The Studio Harp

The Studio Harp was produced from 1996-2005.  Although we stopped producing the harp, you can still buy the blueprints and hardware pack. Strings and Tuning for the Studio Harp This harp had 29 strings.  The standard string set for this harp was all monofilament nylon with a range of A2-A6. Standard String Chart We also … Continue reading The Studio Harp

Introducing – The Jolie Harp

Musicmakers is thrilled to announce the arrival of a brand new harp – The Jolie Harp. We are all very excited about this new design. Jake has been refining the way he assembles and builds harps at Musicmakers for over 15 years at this point and he has put all that knowledge to good use … Continue reading Introducing – The Jolie Harp

Sizing Up a Harp

Jerry Brown interviews harp maker Glen Cuthbertson about his background as a piano technician and how that has influenced his harp-making philosophy. Pictures and a sound sample can be found at the end of the article.  Jerry Brown: I’ve not thought about this before meeting you, but it seems to me that most folk-harp makers … Continue reading Sizing Up a Harp

Musicmakers Harp Wheels

Our Harp Wheels have always been a popular item at harp conferences.  Here’s a little video showing how to use the harp wheels. Spruce up your harping experience! Musicmakers offers a variety of innovative harp accessories to make your life easier—from attachable music stands for holding up your sheet music, to attachable harp wheels for … Continue reading Musicmakers Harp Wheels

Naming a Harp: Naming Rights and Wrongs

Article submitted to the FHJ by Jerry Brown Have you named your harp yet, or does that sound like a silly notion to you? I’ve been known to roll my eyes when people brought in a harp for regulation or repairs and introduced me to their instrument by first name. “Here’s my Desiree – she … Continue reading Naming a Harp: Naming Rights and Wrongs

Building the Voyageur Harp

In this article we will post a six-part video series that walks you through every step of building the Voyageur Harp. Part 1 – This video covers assembling the body frame. Part 2 – This video covers getting the soundboard ready for installation. Part 3 – Gluing the soundboard and back to the harp body … Continue reading Building the Voyageur Harp

Jeneve Rose Mitchell plays the Regency Harp on AMERICAN IDOL

Imagine our surprise to see Jeneve playing a Regency Harp on American Idol. Check out the video below. She is fantastic. This talented young lady has a promising future. Considering purchasing a lever harp? Musicmakers builds a variety of lever harps to accommodate all harpists from beginner to professional. Our harp selection serves a variety … Continue reading Jeneve Rose Mitchell plays the Regency Harp on AMERICAN IDOL

Planxty Irwin on the Gothic Harp

It’s now been 6 months since Mikaela took up the harp.  Once again she is gracious enough to let us film her and post this video.  It takes a lot of courage to put yourself out there like this. Thanks, Mikaela. The piece she plays is by Turlough O’Carolan and arranged by Chad McAnally.  Chad … Continue reading Planxty Irwin on the Gothic Harp

O’Neill’s Cavalcade on the Smartwood Harp

Mikaela has only been playing harp for about 3 months. She has made significant progress in that short time. This will show you what you can do if you spend a little time practicing every day. The piece she plays is Ann Heymann’s arrangement of O’Neill’s Cavalcade and can be found in Ann’s book Coupled … Continue reading O’Neill’s Cavalcade on the Smartwood Harp

Hear Star of the County Down Played on a Folk Harp

Local Harpist Stephanie Claussen sat down with our Gothic Harp and made this lovely recording.  Thanks Stephanie!  You can order her CD by clicking here. Considering purchasing a lever harp? Musicmakers builds a variety of lever harps to accommodate all harpists from beginner to professional. Our harp selection serves a variety of needs: travel, music … Continue reading Hear Star of the County Down Played on a Folk Harp

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