For the past few years, I’ve been fascinated by the harp. I wondered how would it sound with my WrenSong flutes. I wondered if I could learn to play it. I wondered if I could make one.
Finally, there are some answers.
The harp and Native American style flute sound beautiful together, but I knew that. The Am pentatonic Native American style flute plays well with a harp that has no sharping levers (my harp) — in C . The Em pentatonic flute plays well with G major (one sharp) and the Bm pentatonic flute plays well with D major (two sharps). There are others, of course, but pentatonic flutes in each of these 3 keys make it very easy to improvise with the harp.
I have made my first harp — a 22 string and it is amazing to play it. Hear below my first harp and Am flute recording.
And I am excited to be taking my WrenSong flutes to The Harp Gathering in Archbold, Ohio, in May. The Harp Gathering will be at Sauder Village. If you are nearby, do stop in to visit.
As a vendor, I’ll be in the exhibit hall, which is open to the public, with my flutes and kanteles.
Of course, I hope to also pick up tips for playing the harp by attending a couple of sessions during the three-day event, May 12-15.
It looks to be a festive time, and with all the opportunity for beautiful music, I can hardly wait.