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Thread #151888 Message #4125091
Posted By: GUEST,Robert Briehl
03-Nov-21 - 02:37 PM
Thread Name: Instruments: Tuning An Autoharp
Subject: RE: Instruments: Tuning An Autoharp
Tuning an Autoharp is no big task providing you are gentle with the tuning wrench. If your strings are old and rusty you might need to replace them, otherwise you are ready to do the job.
I recommend tuning with the help of an electronic tuner or a pitch pipe. The strings are numbered 1-36 with #1 being the lowest one.
The instrument also has three octaves (low, Med. and High).
Match the Low "F" with the Medium "F" and the High"F".
Work your way up so that the tension of the strings is spread out over the whole instrument rather than in section.
Be patient!!!! It might take an hour or so to fine tune the whole 36 strings.
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