The harp is a brilliant instrument on which to learn music. All the notes are there under your hand and from the first, simplest tunes you will make a great sound and most importantly, it's fun!
Music lessons are typically an hour of the week, during which you can achieve so much and enjoy your self in the process.
It is an amazing feeling being able to create emotions through music and not only make others around you happy but be happy with yourself.
Every little step in music is a brilliant achievement and no matter what level you are at, you should give music a go; it's never too late to learn.
The harp is such a rewarding instrument and it is surprisingly versatile. You can learn folk, classical, jazz, pop etc. and is also a fantastic way to learn harmony and ambidexterity.
Learning music is intensive work that helps you develop not only your musicianship skills but your cognitive, maths, memory capacity, organisational ability, listening and many more.
The Celtic Harp, Folk Harp & the Non-Pedal Harp are essentially all the same thing. They have between 20 and 40 strings, with 34 being the most usual. They are tuned into a basic key, such as C or E flat. They have small levers or cams to change the key of the instrument. You can change some of these levers too, while you are playing. These harps are the national instrument of Scotland and Ireland, used by professionals all over the world. They are also used as trainers before going on to play a Concert Harp.
OF COURSE! Yes! If you play another instrument, you will go as fast as your fingers will take you. If you don't play an instrument it will take a little longer but give you an even greater sense of achievement.
As a mature student, which sort of harp should I buy?
Start by hiring. When you have played for a few months, you will have opinions of your own.
The first 3 months rental is always refundable by Pilgrim Harps when you buy a new harp from us.
After that, the music will lead you. If you want to play Classical music or Jazz music, then you will need a pedal harp eventually. If you enjoy the folk tunes and simpler melodies, or want the instrument for self accompaniment, then the Non-Pedal will probably be your choice.
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