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Re: New ergonomic pedal harp?

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diana-day
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I was really interested in this harp when I first heard about it and corresponded briefly with Hugh Jones. He said that while exhibiting at the World Harp Congress in Amsterdam in 2008, he was struck by watching an eleven year old boy playing a full sized pedal harp with blocks on the pedals which he could not easily reach. The harp was too heavy and the strings too stiff for a child and he worried about what sort of troubles the child might have later from playing this way. So he decided to build a very small and light instrument that could be played by either a child or an adult. The double action pedal harp he described building has 36 strings with slightly narrower string spacing, similar to a lever harp. The bass strings from 5th octave E are fibre core with a metal wrap so it takes less effort to play them.