The Choroi Children's Harp is a pentatonically tuned instrument. Its graceful, sculpted form and ethereal tone make the harp ideal for stimulating the young child's listening and free music making.
The harp can be given to the child, at age five or six, as his/her first string instrument.
The Choroi lyres and harps were created through a striving for a characteristic, radiant tone deriving its intensity from the properties of the different types of wood used in their construction. Through carefully formed "organs" inside the instruments, these qualities of the wood are brought into connection with the resonating instrument cavity. Variously shaped sound openings mediate between this inner space and the space around the instrument. Through this interaction, a mobile equilibrium arises, giving the tone a living quality. All the instruments are built with the highest quality craftsmanship from naturally colored, carefully aged wood. In our striving for a beautiful finish, Choroi works with traditional methods, including the use of natural resins and hand polishing.
We also offer this harp together with a padded birch hardwood case, with clear varnish.
Made in Europe of Ash Wood, Cherry Wood or Maple Wood.
Range= d' - e' - g' - a' - b' - d'' - e''
Approx. Width: 8.6 inch (22 cm) x Height: 11.8 inch (30 cm)
Comes with a tuning wrench and manual.
Gift wrapping and upgraded shipping are not available for any of our musical instruments or their accessories. They will be shipped from a different location as the rest of our stocked products and therefore will come separately from the rest of your order, if ordering other items from our store. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.
The Pentatonic Scale
The Choroi Children's Pentatonic Harp is a seven stringed instrument tuned in a pentatonic scale. This scale spans over five whole tone steps and is built up by an open fifth tuning. The special thing about the pentatonic scale is that whatever you do with it, it will always sound good. You can let the fingers stroll up and down the strings in any combination of tones and it gives you little sweet melodies all the time.
A light, almost heavenly scale that allows you to create music freely without the frustrations struggle with wrong notes or inharmonious sound.
The experience of the five tone scale is fundamental in all music. You can find it in new and ancient folk music, classical pieces as well as in popular music. Children all over the world, spontaneously sings it in various ways. For this reason it is the adult's obvious companion in the work with children. From infancy up to the third grade, this scale meets the child's inner need.