Innovative modern look of historical musical instruments on Aura Instruments: Aura Moraharp.
Aura Moraharp is a handmade medieval string instrument that we offer you in an innovative modern form.
Used components for Aura Moraharp:
- Body: Ash
- Top: Spruce
- Bridge and Grasshopper: Maple
- Pins: Ebony
- Number of strings: 3 + 8 resonance.
- Tuning: (A,D, dron D).
- Scale: 50cm (19.7 ")
- Length: 90cm (35.43 ")
- Resonant strings tuning: Dmol: D, E, Fis, G, A, H, Cis, D.
- Finish: Saten Nitro Lacquer
History and origin of the Moraharpa instrument.
Moraharpa is the predecessor of the Nyckelharpa instrument - nyckelharpa is a bit more complex and also contains resonant strings (our Moraharpa model also has resonant strings, but overall our Moraharpa is a bit simpler than Nyckelharpa).
Moraharpa usually has one melodic strings and two drone strings without resonant strings.
Aura Moraharpa has two melodic strings tuned in tones A, D and one drone string tuned in D + 8 resonant strings.
The Moraharpe is played with the help of a mechanism equipped with 13 flaps - the lower string is controlled by all 13 flaps and the upper string by 7 flaps. With the help of flaps, a more accurate play is ensured - because it always presses the string in the same place.