The Serrana Harp from Dusty Strings

The Serrana Harp from Dusty Strings

May 6, 2019

The Serrana Harp from Dusty Strings This is the Serrana Harp from Dusty Strings. It was designed for Mariachi playing, so the strings are a little bit closer together. It has a lot of different fun features and uses for anybody interested in playing the harp, just getting started or professional. • 34 strings, 43/4 […]

Little Harp Girl

Have You Ever Wanted to Learn the Harp?

June 11, 2018

The harp is a beautiful, unique and versatile instrument. Because of these factors and more, many people are actual hesitate to follow their dreams of learning the harp, thinking that the harp is too difficult or too expensive to learn. It’s true that all instruments have their difficult areas to master. Just like any musical […]

Songs for New Harpists

April 11, 2018

A lot of harpists remember fondly why they originally chose the harp and their very first days learning their instrument. No matter their age or musical background when they start, there is a lot of positivity and anticipation in bringing home their first harp and beginning private lessons. However, with this positivity, there is also […]

Cleaning and Polishing Your Harp

July 3, 2017

   A good system of keeping your harp clean is to lightly dust the instrument once a day.Once a week do a more thorough dusting.The area in between the strings at the top of the harp is hard to get to, but should be dusted about once a week, or when visible. Use a light […]

Harp Wedding Music

Popular Harp Pieces for Wedding Season

June 6, 2017

For harpists, sometimes wedding season is an all year occasion!Here are some of our favorite pieces that are easy to learn, recognizable and popular for weddings. All of these solo pieces or harp arrangement compilations you can purchase at Summerhays Music Center in our Murray location. Or call 801-268-4446. From “Groovy Songs of the 60s; arranged […]

How to Wear Your Pratt Sprite Harp

May 26, 2017

The Pratt Sprite lap harp is fun because you can wear it a couple of different ways when playing.In this video Harp Specialist Allison Brown shows us how to play the Sprite harp with the lap bar as well as standing with the use of a guitar strap.  The Pratt Sprite Harp comes with:    […]

Spending too much time tuning?

May 15, 2017

Try one or more of the following tips on tuning your harp so that you can use more of your time for practice! Use only one day out of the week to really tune every string on your harp. The rest of the week, only tune the obviously problematic strings with your electric tuner. Become […]

Dusty Strings Mariachi Harp

Dusty Strings Mariachi 34 Harp-Coming Spring 2017

March 9, 2017

We are so excited about Dusty Strings’ new Mariachi 34 string harp. Maricachi style harp performance is getting more and more attention and excitement in the harp world. It was fascinating to see Willy Acuna play at the Dusty Strings booth at the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) and we are loving the sound […]

How to make a harp string knot and string it on a harp

How to make a Harp String Knot then put the string on your harp

November 28, 2016

Make two loops at the end of your harp string.First loop will tuck into the second loop.1st-4th octave strings will need an end piece as an anchor.Anchors can be made from old or broken 5th octave strings.Check to make sure your know and end piece are holding together as you slowly tighten your new string.Wait […]

Timing on moving your harp

Timing on Moving your Harp for Performances

October 28, 2016

One of the first lessons harpists learn is how to correctly move their harp. Often times this lesson is learned the hard way.. Purely by experience! (*Even the show Portlandia made fun of this situation! See clip below.) We’ve come up with a helpful time frame and to do list to guide you through scheduling […]