Harp Tuning and Stringing Videos

Harp Tuning and Stringing Videos



If you have problems watching these videos, they can also be found on our YouTube channel: harpcenter.
Go to www.youtube.com/harpcenter.

Informational "How-To" Videos on Harp Tuning and Stringing by Sylvia Woods

These informative videos by Sylvia Woods were filmed in September 2008 by videographer Katie Beer. Sylvia gives you useful information and special tips on a variety of harp subjects such as harp care, parts of the harp, tuning your harp, and replacing broken strings. She is assisted in some of the sections by harpist Madeleine Brandli.

We suggest that beginners watch all of the videos in numerical order.

In the final video on this page, Master harp technician Peter Wiley shows how to replace a bass wire string on a pedal harp, or other harps that use pedal harp bass wire strings. This video is a production of the Sylvia Woods Harp Center.

How to Change a Bass Wire String
  • #1. Introduction: Parts of the Harp
  • #2A. Harp Tuning Basics and Electronic Tuners
  • #2B. Basic Harp Tuning and Tips
  • #2C. Tuning Your Lever Harp to C or Flat Keys
  • #3A. Choosing the Correct Replacement String
  • #3B. Tying the Knot in the Harp String
  • #3C. Replacing a String on Your Harp
  • BONUS VIDEO: How to Change a Bass Wire Pedal Harp String by Peter Wiley
#1. Introduction and Parts of the Harp




#2A. Harp Tuning Basics and Electronic Tuners



#2B. Basic Harp Tuning and Tips



#2C. Tuning Your Lever Harp to C or Flat Keys



#3A. Choosing the Correct Replacement String



#3B. Tying the Knot in the Harp String



#3C. Replacing a String on Your Harp



How to Change a Bass Wire Pedal Harp String by Peter Wiley



PDFs

We also have several informative PDFs to help you learn to replace strings on your harp. Click on the links below to download and print these PDFs.

Tying the Harp String Knot - 1 page
(from the 30th Anniversary edition of "Teach Yourself to Play the Folk Harp")

Replacing Strings - 2 pages
(from the 30th Anniversary edition of "Teach Yourself to Play the Folk Harp")

Dusty Strings Guide to Changing Strings - 5 pages
If you have a harp made by Dusty Strings, their excellent, comprehensive instructions are extremely useful.