How to tune my Lever Harp?

Tuning the harp is an essential part of playing. It ensures that your harp produces beautiful and harmonious sounds. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to tune your Lever Harp:

  1. Turn on the tuning app or tuning by ear. Normally it is 440Hz, it would be better to follow the specific requirements. As well, please prepare a turning key.

  2. Begin by ensuring that your Lever Harp is on a stable surface and that all the levers are down.

  3. Start with the C string, which is red colour, usually the easiest to be recognised. Use your tuning key to turn the tuning pin clockwise to increase the tension and make the string sound pinch higher, or anti-clockwise to decrease the tension and make the string sound pinch lower.

  4. Pluck the string and listen carefully to the sound. When it sounds in tune, move on to the next string. The order usually is C D E F G A B. Please notice that A B and E should be tuned to Ab Bb and Eb. We show you the tuning circle at the end of the article, so that you would more understand. 

  5. Finally, once all the strings are in tune, remember to set the levers and play a few chords or scales to ensure that the Lever Harp sounds harmonious.

We recommend you tune your harp regularly, as changes in temperature and humidity can cause the strings to go out of tune. By following these steps, you can ensure that your harp always produces beautiful and harmonious sounds. If you need more assistance tuning the Harp, please contact us. 

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