Harp Notation

This web site is designed as a guide to contemporary harp notation for composers. However editors, harpists and others might find it equally useful.

The site is divided into 4 parts. In the first part, The Harp,  general information about the harp and its basic functions can be found. Part two, Notation Manual, is a lexicon of conventional and contemporary playing techniques and effects and how to notate them. In this part different aspects of each technique will be explained in the following order: production, sound, notation, range and additional remarks. Part three is a glossary of terms used on this website, additionally links to harp-specific websites can be found. The final part consist of a bibliography of books and notation-manuals and a list of reference repertoire played and consulted during the compilation of this web site. Each part has a short introduction, however, a general introduction to the web site can be found under introduction in the footer here below.

This web site was made by Gunnhildur Einarsdóttir as a part of her DocMus degree from the Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki, Finland.

Photos and videos made by Rut Sigurdardóttir.