The pedal harp is a bulky & technologically modern harp, which is designed primarily for use in art music. Pedal harp is played with the fingertips of the first four fingers (index, middle, thumb, and ring fingers). The little fingers are not used as they are too short and can’t reach the accurate position without distorting the position of other fingers. Additionally, the fifth finger may also have been used on earlier. Pedal harps are larger in size and are equipped with a luminous pedal mechanism that allows the instrument to change in any key more conveniently. The pedals allow the harpist to handle the more advanced & contemporary music where key changes are commonplace.
The modern pedal harp is also identifies as standard orchestral harp that covers six & half octaves (three below and three & a half above the middle C). Modern pedal harp has basically 47 strings that cover a range of six and a half octaves. Each of the seven pedals has three positions: Upper (flat), Middle (natural), and Lower (sharp). These pedal harps have a remarkable appearance and due to their larger sounding box & bigger range, they have an affluent sonority and deep full voice. Classical music and larger scale compositions are generally written for this type of harp. The swishing, thin quality of the pedal harp earns itself a standard role in the orchestral and operatic music. At present, the pedal harp is found ventured into the world of popular & jazz music and it is frequently heard in the movie and television soundtracks for its romantic or atmospheric quality.
According to study, “Global The Modern Pedal Harp Market Status (2015-2019) and Forecast (2020-2024) by Region, Product Type & End-Use” the key companies operating in the global modern pedal harp market include Harpsicle Harps, Dreamsinger Harps, Marimbo, Rees Harps, Sturgis, Terrapin Trading, Royal, Camac Harps, Music makers, Lyon & Healy, Rave Harps, Grover Trophy music, Mid-East, HOHNER and maong others. Leading manufacturers are focusing on innovation in the production technologies for improving the efficiency as well as shelf life. Preeminent long-term growth opportunities for musical sector can be captured by ensuring the ongoing process improvements & financial flexibility to invest in the optimal strategies.
Based on type, modern pedal harp market is segmented as earth harp, bell harp, jaw harp, electric harp and aeolian or wind harp. An aeolian or wind harp is a stringed instrument, which is played by the wind. In addition, based on application analysis, market is segmented as popular music, classical music and others.
The modern pedal harp market is driven by growth in population, followed by surge in the disposable income, increase in number of music hobbyists and surge in expenditure on leisure time. However, lack of highly skilled and trained labor is a major restraint aspect for market. Moreover, growth in developments in technology and introduction of new stylish products are key opportunities for market. It is estimated that future of the global modern pedal harp market will be bright owing to high standard of living encourages the users to spend more leisure activities during the forecast period.
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