Consider the harp…


 

 

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The harp is one of the oldest instruments with its origins dating back to ancient Egypt over 7,000 years ago. Essentially an uncloaked piano, a concert grand has 47 strings and the ability to access a broad scope of repertoire, including classical and popular music.

While the instrument is beautiful to look at, it is also fun to play.  A harpist uses 8 fingers (excluding pinkies) to work their way around this instrument that serves as both solo and accompaniment.  Fingers dance along, plucking strings and mesmerizing the listener while the harpist has a concrete understanding of where to place what fingers to produce musical tones.  Audience and performer alike enjoy the serenity and focus of the harp, which is why it maintains such an appeal to the ear.

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