Listen to 5 different harps and see which you prefer!
Do Carbon Fiber harps sound as good as wood harps? You decide!
A harp tasting is an event held at a harp conference, in which many different kinds of harps are put behind a curtain. The same piece is played on each harp, so listeners can judge the sound without being able to see, and be distracted by, the appearance or their pre-conceived notions of what the harps will sound like.
We’ve done the same thing here with carbon fiber and wood harps. There are five sound samples below, each one from a different harp.
Listen carefully to each of the samples, and write down your perception of the sound.
Is it full, bright, rich, resonant, warm? Do you have a favorite among the five?
Can you tell which is wood and which carbon fiber?
After you’ve done this, scroll to the bottom of the page, where you’ll find a link to take you to a page that tells you which sample is from which harp.