Here on the Busy Kids Love Music podcast, we’ve learned a bit of the history and importance of many different musical instruments — among them the cello, the saxophone and the flute. In today’s episode, we are learning about one of the oldest instruments, the harp.

Join me as we discover the ways this instrument was used in ancient times, its technological advancements through the centuries and how it continues to be played in a variety of musical genres today.

Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Busy Kids Do Piano Program

Busy Moms Do Piano Program

Musical Samples You’ll Hear in this Episode:

Harp concert by Sophia Kiprskaya , soloist of the Mariinsky Theater

Harp-lute (kora) made by Idrissa Coulibay, Mali (Bamako)

Tchaikovsky – Waltz of the Flowers from Nutcracker on Harp cover by Alexander Boldachev

W. Mathias: Improvisations for Harp (Elinor Bennett, harp)

Celtic Harp at Lorient

 

Music Listening Schedule for Episode 52

I’ve created a YouTube playlist for you with a variety of visually stunning performances that include much of the music from today’s episode. Check it out here.

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