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.
Our good friend, Chad McAnally, stopped by to drop off some of his CDs. (Bards and Beggers – a great CD!!). While he was here we begged him to play some on the Hammered Dulcimer. We just happened to have a camera set up and, well… take a look…
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
It is so much fun to see what some of our creative customers are making. Bob Fisk stopped in the other day and was kind enough to demonstrate his monochord for us. The monochord is essentially a giant box with several strings all tuned to just a few notes. You have the root, the … Continue reading Monochord
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
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
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