The harp mandolin appeared in the early 1900s. This modern replica exploits the sympathetic vibrations gained with the four additional harp strings to give the mandolin sound a built-in echo chamber reverb effect. The harp strings can be plucked along with the mandolin, extending the range of the instrument. Tuned diatonically starting below the G […]
The Tenori-On is a musical interface of light and sound. In testing an interface based on the tactility and lighting of a 16×16 grid of switches, Yamaha Designers sought to make playing a musical instrument an enjoyable experience for all. The 256 switches that make up the Interface are not reserved solely to output sound, […]
This 17-key kalimba thumb piano is made from handcrafted mahogany and ore steel bars. The keys are engraved with letters and notes, and the instrument comes with a professional kalimba study manual and video tutorial. Suitable for adult beginners, kids, and professionals. Also includes an EVA case and cloth bag, and tuning hammer.
In simplest terms, the harp is a plucked string instrument where the plane of the strings is perpendicular to the soundboard.
This seedpod ocarina in alto C ranges an octave and a third from C5 to E6. This is Songbird’s most popular sized ocarina, and its lightweight design makes it easy to take on the go.
Aside from their last names, the mountain dulcimer and hammered dulcimer share only a few traits. They’re both a type of zither—an instrument with strings that extend only to the ends of the soundboard—and they’re both folk instruments not often heard in modern popular music.
The harp is a seemingly mysterious instrument to many people, so let’s take a look at how this unique instrument actually works.