Multi course harps are harps with more than one row of strings. Two-row multi course harps are called double or twofold harps. Three-row multi course harps are called triple harps. Furthermore, harps with just one row of strings are known as catchy harps. Every one of these strings can run parallel to each other or converge so that the lower ends of these strings are near one another. In both cases, the contiguous strings are tuned to a similar note. In the traditional design, these strings are extended from the left side of neck; in the modern neck designs. Moreover, two-external rows of strings are extended from the contrary sides of the neck to considerably reduce the tendency of the neck to roll to the left.
As per analysis, “Global Multi Course Harps Market Status (2015-2019) and Forecast (2020-2024) by Region, Product Type & End-Use” the key companies operating in the global multi course harps market include Rees Harps, Carl Fischer, Mel Bay, Suzuki, Hal Leonard, Trophy, Hohner and among others.
Based on type, multi course harps market is segregated as double strung, triple strung and cross strung. A diatonic double-strung harp comprises of the two rows of diatonic strings one on either side of the neck. The double strung harp has basically two rows of parallel strings and can be made to play the chromatic music by tuning one-row of strings to the chromatic scale, whereas tuning the other one to the diatonic scale. On these types of harps, one hand plays chromatic scale, whereas other hand plays the diatonic notes only. Additionally, triple strung harp features three-rows of the parallel strings, two external rows of diatonic strings, and lastly a center row of chromatic strings. Triple strung harps are grand as they produce various unique special effects, even though they do require the players to re-tune them in order to change few keys. These harps are played or sung by plucking the strings through using a bow or by hitting it with the hammer, much like numerous types of dulcimers. Additionally, the cross-strung harps have two rows of strings that intersect or converge in the middle. In addition, based on application, market is segregated as classical music and popular music.
The multi course harps market is driven by rise in demand for multi-course version of harp, followed by low cost of the instrument creates demand for the multi-course harp. However, less awareness in developing regions and high cost of products may impact the market. Moreover, rise in popularity of online stores, growth in demand from developed countries and increase in acceptance of multi-course harps are key opportunities for market. Furthermore, increase in number of people choosing music as hobby, rise in demand for innovative musical instruments and surge in acceptance of music education in school curriculum are major trends for global market. It is projected that future of the global multi course harps market will be optimistic on account of increase in popularity of live musical performances, reality shows, and music festivals during the forecast period.
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