A little while ago we shared the World Record for guitar speed at some 1300bpm whilst playing Flight of the Bumblebee. It seems this is a popular tune with the speed merchants as we came across Ben Lee breaking the Violin speed record, under 1 minute, for the same piece.
It’s a cool sunny day in our little corner of the world but, with a Bank Holiday weekend coming, you know it’s not going to last.
As with previous Bank Holidays, we are closing The Old Dairy and will only be open by appointment for you to try out our wonderful selection of instruments. Who knows, maybe our new clutch of Lavender Hens will pay us a visit whilst you’re there. Alternatively, bring walking shoes and a picnic and head down to the lake and enjoy the view. Just make sure you call us in advance…
The harp is a stringed musical instrument which, at its most basic, has a number of individual strings running at an angle to its soundboard, which are plucked with the fingers.
Harps have been known from ancient times across Asia, Africa, and Europe, and there are records dating back as early as 3500BC. The instrument had great popularity in Europe during the Middle Ages and Renaissance, from where it evolved into a wide variety of variants with new technologies
We don’t think our Schatten Design Acoustic Pickups would fit the Egyptian harp shown here but if you’re fortunate enough to have one we’re sure they’d come up with something for you.