Affairs of the Harp

206 pages of interesting and useful material by Samuel Pratt, former manager of the Lyon & Healy harp factory, and gifted harpist, flutist and pianist. Out of print for many years, we are happy to see this book back.

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206 pages of interesting and useful material by Samuel Pratt, former manager of the Lyon & Healy harp factory, and gifted harpist, flutist and pianist. Out of print for many years, we are happy to see this book back. Harp topics this book contains:

Harp history
How the harp is made
Harpists, literature and technique of the past
The orchestral harpist
On the quality of harp music
Glissandos and Harmonics
On teachers and teaching
Foundation to excellent technique
For composers
To music critics
For the conductor
Stringing
Troubadour troubles
Wrapping the pedals
Tuning
Regulation the action
Buzzes and Rattles
Broken Springs
Broken pedal rods
Tuning pin troubles
Frozen pedals
Clicks and clacks
Removing the action
Squeaks and kahooches
Oil it right!
The base and feet
Necks – twisted and broken
Sounds-boards
The body and the base-board
Columns and crowns
Benches and stands
Of wood and glue
The finish – preserving and repairing
Antique harps
Storing and shipping your harp
Damage and insurance

Weight 1.35 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × .75 in

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