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HARP


Section: Harps
Transposing? No

Construction
Range
Hand Techniques
Glissandos
Harmonics
Extended
Player's Tips and Tricks

Links

Range

The harp has 47 strings grouped in pitch-classes: C, D, E, F, G, A, B. Each pitch class can be tuned flat, natural, or sharp by shifting a pedal.

The range is from C1 - G7, and there are distinct registers on the harp, as follows:

central register
low register
high register

To hear individual notes across the range of the harp, first choose whether you want them damped or undamped.