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So why are black strings blue ? !!

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  • #104981
    Alison
    Participant

    I’ve got used to them, the blue nylon harp strings, but how do I explain this to a young child ?

    #104982
    kreig-kitts
    Member

    Some stringmakers make their Fs black, and some blue. Most blue F strings are blue on purpose. I think I see see black Fs more on pedal harp strings and blue Fs on lever harp strings.

    #104983
    HBrock25
    Keymaster

    How young is she? I can’t imagine she’ll have that much trouble understanding that the “dark” strings (i.e. black/blue) are F’s. If she’s old enough to sit still for harp lessons, she should be able to understand that blue is the new black. 😉

    #104984
    tony-morosco
    Member

    I’ve always considered Fs to be blue, and black Fs to be idiosyncratic to some string makers. I rarely see black Fs.

    #104985
    jessica-wolff
    Participant

    I’ve heard of green strings with (purple?) F’s, and I don’t think that would throw me.

    #104986

    Some strings are black but fade to blue.

    #104987
    Alison
    Participant

    She’s just 6, very sharp and

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