Celtic Harp by Jason Sommerlad (iPad)
Released: May 18, 2010
Version: 1.1
Size: 64 MB
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Celtic Harp

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 31-string folk harp!

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 to 7 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 F or F# are colored blue and strings that are tuned to C or C# are colored red. Also, the
"split" boundary (in chord or song mode) is colored green.


- 4 to 7 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!

Thanks for looking, and I hope you have a great day!

What's new in version 1.1
- more hymns have been added, for a total of 25 hymns!

- strings tuned to the note "C" are now red, and those tuned to "F" are now blue,
as per request.

- you can now change the key to major or minor.

- fixed a problem when you press the same string
multiple times at the same place.

- the next chord in song mode will not be triggered until
you release the previous melody note. You can use this
for different techniques.

- in song mode, the first string in the right hand split
(the green string) will place a grace note from below the
next melody note, and the rightmost string (purple)
will play a grace note above it. These special
strings will not advance the melody - they are
intended to decorate it.
Our verdict: Good
  • + Celtic Harp is a highly rated app (4-star).
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