One of the reasons Strumbly is so successful is because it can be as easy as you want. Described below are five differnent ways that you can play Strumbly along with a short video that demonstrates each method. The standard tuning used in the beginner songbook is DGD which plays in the Key of G. … Continue reading How to Play Strumbly
If you want to strum all the strings while you play melodies it is important to get your strumbly in tune. There are quite a few ways to tune your Strumbly. Keep reading to learn a few. The standard tuning used in the beginner songbook is DGD which plays in the Key of G. Electronic … Continue reading How to tune Strumbly
Interested in building a harp from a kit, but not sure? Here’s everything you need to know before making your decision. Most of our customer’s questions fall under four categories: Why purchase a kit? What is/isn’t in the kit? And some of our customers have general questions about the process of building a harp and … Continue reading Should I build a harp from a kit?
Discontinued June 2018 Produced from June 2015 to June 2018 In 2018 the Chord Harp sold for $319 as a kit and $549 Finished. The chord harp was an idea from the mind of Jerry Brown. Inspired by a visit from chambered nautilus that came to him in a dream, Jerry saw how he could … Continue reading The Chord Harp
Jerry and Matt have thought about how they learned musical instruments as youngsters, and they realized that what they focused on was learning a few chords to accompany their singing of familiar songs. They realized that learning to play along with easy tunes they already knew and liked was more successful (and more fun) than … Continue reading Two Chord Songs in the Key of C
You will notice that many of our string charts list note names followed by a number. For example, we say the range of our Jolie Harp is C2 to G6. What, exactly, does that mean? When we say that a harp starts on the note C, we need some way to communicate which C we … Continue reading Scientific Pitch Notation Explained
This information is adapted from Jerry Brown’s Book, Folk Harp Design and Construction. Jerry geared the information toward harp building but the concept of the String Window is useful to understand for a variety or purposes: it should help you figure out the acceptable tuning range of, say, a homemade hammered dulcimer, or help you … Continue reading The String Window
Here is the String Window Table referenced in this post.
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