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Transporting the harp

Choosing A Harp

What Type of Harp is Right for Me?

What Should I Look For When Choosing a Harp?



Harp Tuning

How are Harps Tuned?
Identifies string names and how semi-tones are achieved on the lever and pedal harp.

Lever Positions for the Three Main Tunings


How to set your levers to play in the key you need, when your harp is tuned in C, E Flat or A Flat.

How to Tune Using an Electronic Tuner

How to Tune By Ear in Octaves

Equal Temperament
Explains why your harp is meant to be ever so slightly out of tune.


Harp Strings

Harp String Compass in a Nutshell
Quickly helps you to decode what those string compass shorthands mean.


How to Identify Harp Strings
An in depth look at string terminology and how to order the string that you want.

All About String Tension and Spacing

What they mean to you and your harp playing.


How to Change a Harp String

Every harpist is going to need to be able to change a string. Follow our step-by-step instructions for re-stringing without tears!

String Breakage
Harp strings break – often for no apparent reason. Find out how to reduce string breakage and whether or not a regularly broken string should be a cause for concern.


Stringing Scales
Find out how to measure the thickness of your harp strings to be certain that you are using the correct replacement string.

Music Theory for Harpists



Learning the Harp

Is the Harp Hard to Play?

Can I Teach Myself?

A few words about learning the harp, if you are considering teaching yourself.

Find a Harp Teacher
Get details of a harp teacher in your area.

I Can’t Find a Teacher – What Shall I Do?
Advice on teaching yourself if you can’t find a harp teacher in your area.

Hands on the Harp Workshops
Regular workshops for beginners at Morley Harps.