String Family

HarpHarp SystemHarp Pedals
(Images from http://classicol.com)

The harp is a large string instrument that has about 45 strings.  These strings are stretched across a large frame.  7 pedals on the harp set the strings to different pitch levels that allows the musician to set the harp in different keys on chord patterns.  The harpist plucks the strings with the fingers fingers to play. Harp music is written like piano music with a treble and bass cleff.

Sound Example from DSO Kids:  Harp


By: Mr. Michaud
Mr. Michaud's Music Class
January 2008