Fri 7th - Thur 13th | July 2023

Player Sessions

Tuning the harp: theory and practice (1 of 2)

Simon Chadwick

60 mins

Level: All

Saturday July 8th

14:30 - 15:30 GMT +1

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Event Overview

A two-part exploration of tuning. In the first half, we will summarise some of the science behind tuning, temperaments, pitch and consonance. We will also look through the manuscript and printed sources for traditional Irish harp tuning sequences and tunings. The second half will be entirely hands-on, working through the traditional tuning sequences on the harp, and listening critically to the intervals as we adjust them.

(part 1 of a two-part session)

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