By Arciem LLC
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Harp must be seen to be understood, so make sure to visit http://HarpApp.com/about and watch the video!
Harp is an elegant, fun, and easy-to-play software instrument for the iPhone and iPod Touch. To play, the left hand picks chords, and the right hand strums notes in a 4-octave range. With harp, you can play an astounding 168 different chords (14 chord structures in any of the 12 keys!)
• Sing along with Harp in live performance!
• Make song transcriptions quick and easy!
• Use Harp as a great educational tool for studying intervals, chords, and chord progressions!
Harp was awarded "Best Educational Application" at iPhoneDevCamp 2 in San Francisco.
What's New in Version 1.1
Beautiful, realistic harp sound
Very useful app!
If you want to be able to easily play all permutations of chords in any key, this is the app for you.
I'm a lever harp player, and this app duplicates what one can play on a concert pedal harp - pedal harpists simply press a pedal to change a particular string pitch from natural, to flat, to sharp - they do this with one pedal. On a lever harp, it's much more complicated, because one has to flip a lever for each string individually - this app allows me to quickly explore possible chords by selecting the key, and chord type - minor, major, diminished, etc.) I can make much faster arrangements this way - once I decide on a chord, I then figure out how and when to make the lever flips.
This app should be in every musician's toolbox because it easy shows all of the relationships in a very easy to use interface..Well done, developers! =]
So very beautiful!
I've been waiting for this app ever since it was demoed at iPhoneDevCamp. It seemed so simple and elegant I looked forward to playing it, and this first release doesn't disappoint. The controls are simple and natural, and the included help/instructions screen provides a nice introduction to music theory from a "how to make the harp sound good" perspective. I'm no musician, and I was able to improvise decent-sounding tunes in less than a minute from starting the app. A little more time and practice should be enough to start playing recognizable songs. The harp sound itself is a bit computery, but I'm not sure if that's a limitation of the iPhone's voices or the app. Can't wait to see what future releases bring. This is the first application I've paid money for, and it's worth every penny.
The longer I play, the more I love this app ...
The first few times I messed with this on my iPad 2, I thought it was nice, but maybe too simple. Then I spent more time varying the strumming, using both finger and thumb to strum sometimes, strumming only part way up or down during a chord change. Suddenly, the instrument became rich, expressive, and incredibly beautiful. I was lost in beautiful music. Not just a song, but a musical experience.
The app cannot be approached as if it were merely simple chording/strumming. Be creative, vary the technique. Try something new. Play outside the box. It is truly an amazing app, and a totally new form of instrument, with a great potential.
Thank you for creating such a new and unique instrument! Definitely five stars!
- Category: Music
- Updated: Apr 01, 2010
- Version: 1.1
- Size: 9.1 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Arciem LLC
- © 2010 Arciem LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.