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  • #73212
    shelby-m
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    Hi everybody, I am new to this forum and I haven’t taken any harp lessons yet.

    #73213
    Tacye
    Participant

    These harps made in Pakistan have been discussed a lot on here- this thread for instance will let you know a lot about what people think…
    http://www.harpcolumn.com/forum/message-view?message_id=24242
    As you can see the opinion is they are low quality, but divides on if they are too low quality.

    With a $2000 budget there are great harps you can afford which you won’t outgrow so fast as your playing improves- the Dusty Strings Ravenna 34 for instance.

    #73214
    shelby-m
    Participant

    Thank you so much!

    #73215
    harpglo-jean
    Participant

    I second the advice on getting a Dusty Strings Ravenna 34….A friend of mine has one and (as I’ve said before) the tone is fantastic, and it’s a very sturdy harp, very well made…. Good Luck, Gloria

    #73216
    Jerusha Amado
    Participant

    I agree with Gloria.

    #73217
    shelby-m
    Participant

    Thank you all so much for your help!

    #73218

    As long as you’re playing primarily lever harp.

    #73219
    alice-freeman
    Spectator

    Hi Shelby,

    I regularly play for weddings and receptions on a 34-string harp and in the last 5 years have had 2 pieces of music that called for those 2 highest strings. I just dropped the last arpeggio down an octave and I wonder who (except the original

    #73220
    Karen Johns
    Participant

    Another great thing about the Dreamweaver is you can trade it in for money off a larger harp later, like a Dragonheart. I absolutely love mine!

    I would also suggest looking into Musicmaker’s Voyageur harp. It has a very beautiful look and voice as well.

    Karen

    #73221
    HBrock25
    Keymaster

    Hi Shelby M, welcome to the world of harps.

    #73222
    Karen Johns
    Participant

    Ummmmm…..excuse me, but I do teach harp. Please don’t make snap assumptions about the posters on this forum. If you had done

    #73223
    Honoria Spencer
    Participant

    I also started out on a mid east harp made in Pakistan, so I do know

    #73224
    Maria Myers
    Participant

    Karen,

    I just read the post from “Bill Andrews” (drive-by poster, IMHO) and a lot of it is inaccurate and just plain awful!

    #73225
    Honoria Spencer
    Participant

    Here is a youtube of a lady playing a Ravenna 34, you can compare this sound to the awful stuff from the videos suggested by the poster above.

    With this instrument you can play just about anything you’ll ever want.

    #73226
    jessica-wolff
    Participant

    This is very much a minority opinion, especially as regards lap harps. They are not what you should learn on, because while you are learning to play the harp, you are also dealing with how to keep the dang thing from slipping out of your lap.

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