Buying Harps

Buying Harps

    
Buying Harps    19:45 on Saturday, February 02, 2008          

MusicRawks
(426 points)
Posted by MusicRawks

Were can I buy a harp?
I'd like to learn how to play!


Re: Buying Harps    19:49 on Saturday, February 02, 2008          

MusicRawks
(426 points)
Posted by MusicRawks

I don't know where to buy one!


Re: Buying Harps    16:58 on Wednesday, February 06, 2008          

DanTheMaster
(820 points)
Posted by DanTheMaster

It depends on where you live. Most music stores where I live supply them, but they're really expensive.


Re: Buying Harps    14:59 on Friday, February 08, 2008          

MusicRawks
(426 points)
Posted by MusicRawks

they don't have them at my local music shop


Re: Buying Harps    11:33 on Friday, March 14, 2008          

celticlady
(165 points)
Posted by celticlady

I think Chicago would be the best place there's Lyon and Healy http://www.lyonhealy.com/ and Venus harps there http://www.venusharps.com/ but they range from 10-50,000$ or more its pretty much the cost of a grand piano. Most grand harps have 46 Strings: Low C to High F, or 47 Strings: Low C to High G but these websites are the best if you want a pedal harp if you want a lever or celtic harp the best website would be
http://www.harpcenter.com/





Re: Buying Harps    06:37 on Friday, March 21, 2008          

ure-name-here
(344 points)
Posted by ure-name-here

hey music rawks. you want to play almost every instrument, whats with that

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i dont mean to be rude or anything


Re: Buying Harps    16:36 on Monday, March 24, 2008          

keeth1796
(37 points)
Posted by keeth1796

well, ure-name-here, i no u weren't talking 2 me, but the more the merrier! how many instruments do u play? dont mean 2b rude


Re: Buying Harps    04:37 on Friday, April 04, 2008          

ure-name-here
(344 points)
Posted by ure-name-here

i play piano for 9 years and euphonium for 9 weeks


Re: Buying Harps    10:45 on Saturday, April 05, 2008          

keeth1796
(37 points)
Posted by keeth1796

that's cool. i try 2 no how 2 play as many instruments as i can. almost mastered percussion, & i can play a few other things.


Re: Buying Harps    08:53 on Friday, June 06, 2008          

Columcille
(2 points)
Posted by Columcille

Research first. When you say you want to play a harp, you are making a very broad statement.

Harps vary considerably in the style, sound and voice from the Irish Clearsach to the Concert Grand Pedal to the Electrics.

You will hear of broad generalizations, Folk, Lever, Pedal. Nylon, gut and wire stringing and then within these you will find yet further divisions, single strung, double strung, cross strung.

YouTube has a broad selection of harpists and harpers, (Yet another division!!)

A google search will yield a wealth of information and you can hear samples of the different types.

When you are narrowed down, you can find acceptable harps on both Craigs List and eBay. Now you will hear a few pompous types that refer to the instruments produced in Pakistan rather derogatorily. Ignore them, they seem to believe every one should start on a top of the line instrument costing from $5000.00 up to $100,000.00

If you are careful and willing to do your research you can find a decent reasonable starter harp for under $500.00 then later on, sell it and move up far knowledgeable.

Or you could jump right in and buy an Argent Fox Lord Boreas, get bored with it and sell it to me later for a lovely low price!!

LOLOL!! Seriously, do some research and come back and tell us which direction you are leaning and I'll see if I can help you with links.



   




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