What does harp signify?
How many notes can a harp play?
Why do people play the harp?
What key is a harp tuned to?
Being the first instrument mentioned seven generations from Adam, the main instrument of the Tabernacle of David, the main instrument in Heaven, the only instrument for spiritual healing, and God’s voice itself, the harp is for God’s children, through spiritual warfare, to cover the world with His Kingdom!
Gentle, metallic, blurring, resonant, short, hard, drifting, full-sounding, rushing, clear, brilliant, glittering, flowing, dull, mellow, sharp, crystal clear, reverberating, splashing, cascading. The attack time is short and depends on the length of the string.
Harp players pluck the strings with their fingers, similar to a guitar. This makes the strings move so that the strings make sounds. Each string sound is a different musical note. Harp players play music by plucking the strings in the right order and at the right time.
The association between angels and harps apparently originates in the Bible, more precisely in chapter 5 of Revelation. “Four angels, along with 24 elders, each hold a harp and a golden bowl full of incense to represent people’s prayers as they praise Jesus Christ.”
The modern harp has 47 strings and 7 pedals which raise or lower each pitch-class of strings. What that means is that the harp doesn’t have any ‘black notes’ like the piano but rather pedals which sharpen or flatten each string of the same pitch.
Harps were associated also with David in the Old Testament and used as the symbol of St. But if seen on jewellery, or in funerary art, it can be seen as a symbolic of worship in heaven or hope.