I’m new here and a complete beginner when it comes to the harp, and I was hoping some of you could help me.
I’ve been wanting to learn how to play the harp for some time and so my parents decided to surprise me and give me one for christmas. It’s “homemade” so I can’t tell you its brand or model, but it has 26 strings and levers on all of them (I’ll attach a photo).
Until I got it I hadn’t really read about how to start learning and how to choose an harp, so I did a little research and I kept reading that your first harp should have at least 34 strings if not more, to allow you to play most songs, and that an harp with less strings should be a secondary harp, for when you already know how to play and just want something portable.
So, can I still learn with a 26 string harp? Is it true that I won’t be able to play most songs in it?
(the image is flipped because of the camera)