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  Sacred Harp Singing
Sacred Harp singing is a non-denominational community musical event emphasizing participation, not performance.
The singing is not accompanied by harps or any other instrument.
This style of singing stems from singing schools in the colonial period.
www.mcsr.olemiss.edu /~mudws/harp.html   (225 words)

  
  SCS: Harp Seal (Phoca groenlandica)
All three harp seal populations are commercially hunted, usually on their breeding grounds, and the current hunt in Canada has been described as the "largest slaughter of marine mammals in the world".
The actual number of harp seals killed by the hunt each year is believed to be much higher than the official figures due to seals "struck and lost", as well as those not reported and those illegally killed.
Harp seals are subjected to intensive commercial hunting during the spring at both their West and East Ice breeding grounds, hunt quotas for these populations being jointly managed by Norway and Russia.
www.pinnipeds.org /species/harp.htm   (3070 words)

  
  Harp - LoveToKnow 1911
The harp is normally in the key of C flat major, and each of the seven pedals acts upon one of the notes of this diatonic scale throughout the compass.
The harp is strung by knotting the end of the string and passing it through its hole in the centre of the soundboard, where it is kept in position by means of a grooved peg which grips the string.
The modern harp with double action is the only instrument with fixed tones, not determined by the ear or touch of the performer, which has separate notes for naturals, sharps and flats, giving it an enharmonic compass.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Harp   (3344 words)

  
 History of the Jew's Harp
The Jew's Harp is a small musical instrument which is held against the teeth or lips, and plucked with the fingers.
In Siberia and Mongolia, the Jew's Harp was used to both induce trance and to heal the sick.
Conclusive evidence of the use of the Jew's Harp is by no means abundant, except for the fact that practically all of the Jew's Harps which have been archaeological finds have been in dis-repair, which means the tongues were broken and missing.
www.jewsharpguild.org /history.html   (1927 words)

  
 Gaelic Harps & Harpers in Ireland & Scotland
These ancient harps had a variety of shapes and sizes, but generally were either built from a sound-box and string-arm joined at an angle or on a bow-shaped or arched frame.
Scottish records of the 15th and 16th centuries show that both the terms "harp" and "clarsach" were in use at the same time, and seem to indicate that a distinction was made between gut-strung European-style harps and wire-strung Gaelic clarsachs.
Harp building was becoming a cottage industry, and although most harps were built for nylon strings, a few were being built for wire.
www.silcom.com /~vikman/isles/scriptorium/harps/harps.html   (2191 words)

  
  Harp - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The aeolian harp (wind harp) and autoharp are technically not harps because their strings are not perpendicular to the soundboard.
While the harp is mentioned in most translations of the Bible, King David being the most prominent musician, the Biblical "harp" was actually a kinnor, a type of lyre with 10 strings.
Harp playing uses all of the fingers except for the pinky, which is generally too short and weak to effectively pluck a string.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Harp   (4753 words)

  
 Harp Lager - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Harp Lager was first produced in 1960 in the Dundalk Brewery as a bottled beer, in response to the trend among drinkers in Britain and Ireland toward continental lager.
And so Harp Lager was born, with the Brian Boru Harp as it emblem.
Harp Export Lager is a 5% abv pale lager.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Harp_(lager)   (324 words)

  
 Instrumentally Speaking ... Vienna Online Ezine Article
The harp is a musical instrument in which the strings, sounded by plucking, run perpendicular to the soundbox, instead of parallel, like in the violin or guitar.
Harps are made in three basic shapes, the arched harp, the angular harp and the more common frame harp.
The harp is one of the oldest instruments of all.
www.geocities.com /viennaonline/inst/is0500.html   (572 words)

  
 The Harp Seal by Jim Cornish, Gander Academy
Harp seals get their name from a horse-shaped band of fl fur on the back of the male adults.
On adult females the "harp", the head, and the tail are lighter in colour.
Harp seals of the Canadian Arctic gather in large herds to bear their young, feed and mate off the shores of Newfoundland.
www.stemnet.nf.ca /CITE/harp_seals.htm   (1037 words)

  
 Harp
The bowed harp has a neck that is a curved extension of the resonator.
The frame harp has the resonator, neck, and an arm connecting the end of the neck to the opposite end of the resonator.
Harps are affected by the environment, but mostly by fast fluctuations in the humidity level and temperature.
www.mid-east.com /Info/harps.html   (2071 words)

  
 The New York Philharmonic Kidzone! - Instrument Storage Room - Harp
The harp is the only plucked-string instrument standard to the orchestra.
Small harps have been used by bards, minstrels and troubadors for many hundreds of years, because they are easy and portable.
It was in 1782, in France, that the "double-action harp" was invented.
www.nyphilkids.org /lockerroom/harp.html   (202 words)

  
 New Georgia Encyclopedia: The Sacred Harp
Sacred Harp singings follow a characteristic pattern established by White and maintained by such later singing masters as the Densons and McGraw.
In The Sacred Harp a tune may be ascribed to a composer, an arranger who learned it from older singers, or merely to an earlier tune book.) Some tunes, either from their origin or because of shaping through generations of traditional singers, may properly be called folk tunes.
Sacred Harp singing preserves traditional ways from earlier times but is also a living art form in which composers write new songs.
www.georgiaencyclopedia.org /nge/Article.jsp?id=h-549   (1616 words)

  
 HARP
Battlemaster is a hex-based set of miniature movement rules for HARP.
HARP: Battlemaster also debuts ICE's new line of ready-to-run adventures, and marks a cooperative venture with GM Syndicate.
This and other HARP reviews and articles are always posted on our HARP Reviews and Articles page.
www.harphq.com   (1210 words)

  
 HARP Lager.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Harp Lager is a part of the Guinness Group in Ireland.
Harp is also sold overseas in Europe, Australia, Canada, Africa and the USA.
And so Harp Lager was born, with the Brian Boru Harp as it emblem.
www.iol.ie /~ange/harp.htm   (305 words)

  
 Harp Guide - Booking a Harpist
A harpist must get the harp into the car at home, then must find a place where she can pull up the car to unload the harp, get the harp, stand, stool, and possibly an amp out of the car, put it all someplace safe, and then park the car.
Then the harp must be wheeled in its cart to the location, which might require getting it up stairs, or waiting for several elevators cars for one that's empty, or wheeling it slowly and carefully across uneven terrain.
All 47 of a harp's strings should be replaced and 'regulation' done on the mechanism at least once a year in addition to any other maintenance.
www.harpgigs.com /guide/book_harpist.htm   (970 words)

  
 Harp: Instrument Encyclopedia
Harps are played throughout much of the world; in Africa alone, there are more than 150 distinct harp traditions.
Francis Galpin suggests that the harp's ancestor was a hunting bow, but the history of this complex instrument is far from clear.
The contemporary western orchestral harp is the product of an ancient heritage and centuries of technological innovations that constantly sought to improve its range and tone and the speed at which different tuning systems could be changed (through hook and pedal mechanisms).
www.si.umich.edu /chico/instrument/pages/harp_gnrl.html   (669 words)

  
 A Brief History of the HARP Project
Convinced the spin-offs from the HARP project would more then pay for their investment, the CDDP made a verbal promise for a grant of $500,000 with the understanding that it would take at least six months to work through the red tape.
HARP was seen as a means of maintaining a hand in space defence research while publicly declaring that they were only contributing to a major research project that was studying long-range artillery ballistics.
The extensive efforts by the HARP staff to defend the program from its critics were slowly overcome by the bureaucratic pressure being exerted against it.
www.astronautix.com /articles/abroject.htm   (6343 words)

  
 Harp: Areas of Study: School of Music: Indiana University
In addition to majors, there are many non-majors studying harp and a large pre-college program, so that graduate students have ample opportunity for teaching experience.
The department offers students a comprehensive education in harp, including solo playing, ensemble playing, orchestral repertoire, opera, band, ballet, harp ensembles, and new music performances, as well as a strong emphasis on harp pedagogy.
The department sponsors a harp concerto competition every other year, and the winner plays a solo with one of the School of Music orchestras.
www.music.indiana.edu /academics/study/harp.shtml   (254 words)

  
 History of harp development
Paintings of these harps appear in many early manuscripts and their shapes hardly differ from those of the Celtic harps that are still played today.
There have been many famous men who played the harp, amongst whom are King Alfred the Great and King Henry the VII and it was only towards the end of the eighteenth century when sumptuous gilded instruments became an essential decoration in elegant salons, that the harp was exclusively played by women.
On the harp, one reads off two staves as on the piano; however as the harp is tuned diatonically, fingering is the same in every single key for both hands, an unusual advantage over any other musical instrument.
web.singnet.com.sg /~harpist/history.htm   (594 words)

  
 Celtic Harp FAQ
Lever, or folk, harps, are so called because the mechanisms used to change keys are levers that are attached to the harp and push against the strings to make them shorter and thus sharpen the string.
The advantage of lever harps is that they are lighter and more portable, and can come in any size, from tiny lap harp to full-size floor harp.
Lever harps are usually strung with a blend of nylon monofilament, nylon wound, and metal wound (nylon core).
www.celticharper.com /faq.html   (649 words)

  
 Harp Seal
The adorable harp seal was once usually found in cold places until humans started to hunt them for their fur and other reasons.
Harp seals are very independent, but harp seals are very sociable with one another.
The harp seal is raising in population a little bit each year.
library.thinkquest.org /J0112412/harp_seal.htm   (735 words)

  
 Connecticut State Senator Toni Harp
Senator Toni N. Harp is serving her eighth consecutive term representing the 10th Senatorial District and its residents.
Throughout her tenure, Senator Harp has prioritized many initiatives important to her constituents, including managed care reform, providing insurance for uninsured children, raising the minimum wage, advocating economic development for cities, encouraging an early detection system for child abuse, prohibiting drive-through deliveries, supporting truancy court, and ensuring the safety of children in child care.
She is married to Wendell Harp, an architect, and she is the proud mother of three children--Djana, Jamil, and Matthew.
www.senatedems.state.ct.us /Harp.html   (1093 words)

  
 Wire-Strung Harps by Witcher at The Harp and Dragon
All of the brass-wire-strung harps are made of maple wood, and have stylized brass horseshoes for string shoes.
His harps are beautiful to look at and listen to, and he is a master at his craft.
The harp shown at left is the Sirr copy by Witcher; Grainne Yeats plays one like it on her recording of the music from the Belfast festival.
www.harpanddragon.com /witcher_wire.htm   (804 words)

  
 Types of Harps - Harp Information Page by Harpist Kari Gardner
Pedal harp: The pedal harp is referred to in many different ways-- the classical harp, the concert harp, the concert grand, orchestral harp, double-action pedal harp--and can vary in size slightly, but they're all referring to the same thing.
While the earliest forms of harps have existed for almost as long as the bow and arrow (the harp is believed to originated from the hunter's bow), and has been found in tombs which date back to 3500 BC, its modern form emerged around the 9th century AD.
The harp was a focal point of Celtic music and the material the strings were made of often depended on what was available--Irish harps were strung with wire, while Scottish harps were often strung with gut and Welsh harps with hair.
harpinfo.blackandgoldharp.com /types.html   (2168 words)

  
 Dallas Fort Worth Harp Music / Harp Musicians / Harp Players
Harp Music has got to be one of the most popular forms of live music for a wedding, bringing romance to your special occasion.
If you love music that is timeless, let the harp take you to a time when elegance and graciousness set the tone for an extraordinary event.
Concert harp only or harp and flute or trio perform classical, romantic, celtic, standards and religious music in the DFW area for any special event.
www.town-mall.net /entertainment/harpmusic.html   (539 words)

  
 Locksley's EZ Harp Method
The concept of "harp" goes all the way back into pre- history, being an obvious development from the primitive mouth-bow, but when it came to Ireland, there developed a unique musical instrument that was accorded the kind of reverence usually reserved for swords, in pre-medieval and medieval times.
The double-strung Welsh Harp was apparently developed in the 14th Century, with an extra row of strings to give the sharps and flats.
The Continental Harp (used during the Middle Ages and Renaissance) has a soundbox that is very thin, with equal dimensions at the top and bottom, and uses gut or nylon strings.
www.whitetreeaz.com /ezharp/ezharp.htm   (3547 words)

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