Auris Children's Pentatonic Harp - 7 StringsAuris
The aim while creating this harp was to create an instrument with a clear, bright tone carried by the tone of the maple. The Auris Children's Harp is intended to be a simple instrument which, through games, playing together and listening, enables the child to know music in the broadest sense.
The harp is the romantic poets' dearest instrument. Perhaps it is because of the soft, lingering tone which speaks directly to the soul, creating a feeling of yearning. Children also listen attentively to the sound of the harp and the lyre. Thus, the simple versions of these instruments, such as our pentatonic Children's Harp, are perfect for making music with small children.
While this model has an opening in the area where you play the strings, it is possible to use both hands simultaneously. To do this you put the lyre in an upright position on your lap resting on the left hand wrist, you can let it slide down slightly between your thighs to have a firmer grip. The two handed playing challenges and stimulates the motoric skills and balance.
Made in Sweden of Maple Wood.
A = 432 Hz
Range= d' - e' - g' - a' - h' - d'' - e''
Width: approx. 7.87 inch (20 cm) x Height approx. 15.35 inch (39 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 Auris 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.