The recognised harp range of notes is expressed as high 1st E at the top, down to 6th or 7th octaves in the lower register – so numbered in the opposite direction. In order to play a G-sharp minor root … You will also find better woods … Concert Harp (mid-range to top-end) A concert harp will have a better-quality soundboard, which gives a better sound and allows the concert artist to fully express their talent. The range of a 47-string concert pedal harp is roughly six and a half octaves. To make things even more confusing, there’s a slight upward curve across the whole range of central node positions, following the rising sweep of the harp’s neck. The top note you envisage needing is what we all know as 2nd octave C – however you will appreciate that the vertex of the harp … Each string produces one note, the gradation of string length from short to long corresponding … Harp makers also introduced a progressive gradation for the angle of the strings to one another in a manner that made the angle between the harpist’s fingers and the strings remain the same from the middle to the highest range of the harp … Harp, stringed instrument in which the resonator, or belly, is perpendicular, or nearly so, to the plane of the strings.