I am about to purchase a King David’s Kinnor Harp 10 strings in the biblical scale and I have no idea how to play it. I’ve been wanting to learn an instrument for awhile and I am completely captivated by this harp. So my question is, where can purchase sheet music / songbook or an instruction manual on learning how to play? Thank you *
Check with the person selling you the harp or with the maker, if that is not the same person. Other than that you might have a hard time finding instructional materials for such an arcane instrument. Also check out YouTube: there are several videos featuring the kinnor. Watch them and/or e-mail the performers for advice.
These are being marketed all over the Internet as harps… Even a person who has done their research may not know the differences between a harp and a lyre when they are being sold and marketed interchangeably…… Even several of the most reputable makers are listing these as lyre/harps, so it would make me confused, too.
Anyhoo, I agree with the 1st reply, to check with the person you are purchasing the kinnor from. Many will come with an instruction booklet when purchased from a manufacturer or dealer. if you are purchasing 2nd hand or through some other source, then I would still contact a manufacturer or dealer on-line and see if they would be willing to sell you one of the info books they ship with their kinnors, or if they have suggestions on where to look.
I know these are tuned, played, and held differently from the harps generally discussed on this forum. you might want to adjust your Internet searches to look for 10-string Kinnor or 10-string Lyre to have a better chance at finding accurate info. YouTube might be another place to search.
best of luck in your new endeavor.
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