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NEW! Electronic tuner specially for harpists

“Arghhhhhh”, a colleague said just the other week, “one of the Camac team is going to have to tune this harp. Your tuner is in French and when I play an A flat, it tells me I’m getting a “Sol dièse”. I’m going crazy and I just tuned half an octave a semitone too low.”

Does this sound familiar? YOU ARE NOT ALONE!

Electronic tuners and pickups have changed the lives of those of us old enough to remember the days of tuning forks. But they have still required some mental gymnastics, particularly for young students, parents and beginners, because often the tuner picks up an enharmonic equivalent to the note you’re trying to tune.

SUFFER NO MORE! We have collaborated with Eagletone to make a tuner especially for the harp.

It has a pedal harp mode (Ped.), and a lever harp one (lev.). When the pedals or the levers are not engaged (which is how you should be tuning), what you’ll see on the tuner are the notes you are actually playing. In other words, on the pedal harp you will see Cb, Db, Eb, Fb, Gb, Ab, Bb; on the lever harp, C, D, Eb, F, G, Ab, Bb.

Our harp tuner costs just 25€ and is available now from the Camac online boutique.

Don’t forget that we also have some helpful videos on our website about tuning, changing strings, moving harps and harp care. You can find these here.

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