Celtic Harp Lite
By Jason Sommerlad
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(Please Note - if you are having problems hearing the sound - please try switching the orientation lock/mute switch on the side of your iPad. Depending on how you have your settings, it could be acting to mute the sound.)
Here is your chance to play a beautiful, expressive 8-string folk harp!
(Please note that the paid version has 31 strings!)
You can pluck strings just by touching the screen with one more fingers, or
you can slide your finger(s) across the screen to make a glissando sound.
This is a real instrument - and you can really make music with it!
You don't get just one sound per string, but you get 4 or 5 beautiful sounds per string,
all played on a real harp. If you play at the bottom of the strings, the harp will
be soft and delicate, and if you play at the top of the strings, the harp will pack
more punch. Play in between those two extremes for different loudness. You can
get a lot of variety.
If you know music, you will like the fact that the strings are color coded.
Strings that are tuned to C or C# are colored red and strings that are
tuned to F or F# are colored blue. Also, the "split" boundary
(in chord or song mode) is colored green.
- 4 or 5 different sounds per string, linked to the position on the string
- you can change the key
- you can change the scale the harp is tuned to.
- you can set the harp to play chords with your left hand, and melody with your right
- a variety of chords that you can tune the left part of the harp to
- song (hymn) mode: choose a song and just play any of the strings to the right of the
split (green) string, and the harp will play the next note of the song for you. Notes will
change the chord in for the left-hand strings automatically.
No need to know the notes, just supply the rhythm!
Please note that while I think this app is great, the full (paid) version is even better!
- 31 strings instead of 8. You will get deeper notes and also higher notes.
- more keys
- more scales
- more chords
- more songs (hymns)
Thanks for looking, and I hope you have a great day!
Solution for those who can't get sound out of certain apps
Had this frustrating problem and was looking through forums when I finally found a solution! I double clicked the home button then swiped left, then went to settings to turn the mute off. Right away other apps that I couldn't get sound out of started to work! I had no idea this control existed.
Anyway, the sound problem is no fault of the app itself, but I still found it too limited to be interesting. Granted, it is a free app, but there are better ones out there - Echo harp is a much better app, and it's also free.
Hope this helps someone!
Be Careful the Full Version Is all Bible Music
I downloaded this. And really liked it and in a short time I bought the full app.
Big Problem all the songs are religious it would be so much more fun to play with some other songs rather than religious stuff .
Please hold off on the bible thumper stuff and crank out some hits like a little night music eninaklinanughtmusic .yes I know I spelt it wrong . Also the full version has a bunch of religious Xmas songs as well So be warned .The songs are like going to church.
If your into that this is for you , If you don't want to convert stick with the trial version ... How do I get a refund ?
This is the best
What ever you play it sounds like you are a pro! You can change anything you can play songs get it you will love it well I love it