Tap strings

Production

The harpist taps (hits) the string with the fingertip.

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Tap string.

Sound

Tapping or hitting a string with the fingertip produces a slight percussive sound with an soft echo of the pitch of the string.

Notation

Since the resulting pitch is only vaguely distinguishable, a square-shaped notehead should be used to indicate what strings are tapped. This notation must be paired with a verbal indication such as tap strings.

Tap string.

Range

The whole harp.