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.
The finest pedal harp that has ever been made in Britain. It is much lighter than most concert harps and, this combined with an original body construction, has a range of sonority and dynamic that is quite remarkable.”
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