Lever Harps

Some articles on harps, harp:

Harp - Structure and Mechanism
... Harps are essentially triangular and are made primarily of wood ... Modern harp strings are often nylon or, less often, metal tuning pins are also metal components ... projecting sound both inward towards the harp player through a series of usually oval openings (whose principal purpose is to allow access to the strings and only secondarily to enhance resonance) and ...
Harp - Modern European and American Instruments - Folk, Lever, and Celtic Instruments
... The folk harp or Celtic harp is small to medium-sized and usually designed for traditional music it can be played solo or with small groups ... Often the folk harp is played by beginners who wish to move on to the pedal harp at a later stage, or by musicians who simply prefer the smaller size or different sounds ... Alan Stivell, with his father Jord Cochevelou (who recreated the Breton Celtic harp), were at the origin of the revival of the Celtic harp (in the 1970s) ...

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    There is an inner world; and a spiritual faculty of discerning it with absolute clearness, nay, with the most minute and brilliant distinctness. But it is part of our earthly lot that it is the outer world, in which we are encased, which is the lever that brings that spiritual faculty into play.
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