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Air Harp (Kindle Tablet Edition)
 
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Air Harp (Kindle Tablet Edition)

by touchGrove, LLC
Platform: Android Rated: All Ages
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)

Price: $1.99
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Product Details

  • ASIN: B006J1P770
  • Release Date: December 6, 2011
  • Rated: All Ages This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,705 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Beautifully rendered lap harp
  • Simplified sheet music for 10 songs
  • High-quality sound

Product Description
Learn to play a fun instrument

You may have played air guitar before, but have you had the Air Harp experience? Now anyone, no matter their level of musical ability, can play wonderful music with the Air Harp app on the Kindle Fire.

Play Like an Angel

Air Harp re-imagines the classic lap harp for the digital era. The app turns your Fire into an attractive wooden instrument with 15 strings, capable of producing two octaves of gorgeous, high-quality harp tones in G major. Just use your fingers to "strum" and "pluck" the strings--it's that easy.

Includes sheet music for ten popular songs

You can play the Air Harp by ear or use the easy-to-follow sheet music. The app comes with the music for ten traditionally popular songs, including "Row, Row, Row Your Boat," "I'm a Little Teapot," and "Morning Has Broken." Lyrics are included so you and your friends can sing along as you play. More songs can be purchased right from the app.

Note by Note

Air Harp comes with basic instructions that explain the musical symbols used--eighth notes, quarter notes, dotted notes, half notes, and glissandi--and a handy note guide. Colored string wraps help you improvise.

Air Harp includes Tap and Strum enhancements to make for a more fluid playing experience and sound. It all combines to produce a fun musical interlude on your Kindle Fire. And if music be the Fire of love, then play on.

PLEASE NOTE: This app lets you purchase digital content using actual money. You can configure parental controls for in-app purchases, which will require your Amazon account password or a 4-digit PIN, by going to the Settings menu from within the Amazon Appstore.


Technical Details

  • Size: 8.2MB
  • Version: 1.2
  • Developed By: touchGrove, LLC
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Open network sockets
    • Access information about networks
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.2
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 90 seconds

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
48 of 53 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice Sound... December 19, 2011
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I've never played a lap harp before.

I am always looking for new insturments to play around with. I grew up playing the saxophone, and ever since I sold it, I've always wanted one back. But because of the cost, I never can bring myself to actually getting one. So instead I buy inexpensive instruments and other things to just play around with to get that creative musical fix.

This app is exactly one of those purchases. For a couple of bucks I got an app that turns my Kindle Fire into a pretty solid music instrument. It works well, and it sounds absolutely amazing. I really wasn't expecting it to sound as good as it did. With headphones on, it's simply astounding. Even with the stock speakers on the Fire, it still sounds great.

I found the assortment of songs that came with it to be adequate, but just playing around and creating is where it's at on this to me.

I'm giving it five stars, but I would like to see some things in an update. First, sometimes the touch response isn't that great, but I BELIEVE this to be more of a software issue with the Fire itself, not this app. So I'm hoping the upcoming Kindle Fire update will take care of that. If not, then I would like to see the response of the harp turned up a bit. It tends to get a bit "lost" when trying to string together fast and up tempo notes. Second, I would LOVE to see it have a record feature, so that you can hit record and then just play around on it, then go back and see what you came up with.

Overall, though, I think it's a great little app, and definitely worth the cost!!
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35 of 40 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars sweet sounds January 17, 2012
By Mermrs.
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very nice sound on Kindle Fire. Very soothing. Wish they had more music sheets. I have purchased all they have and they are very well done. I do wish they would omit the sound of a page turning -- totally not needed in such a beautiful sounding instrument. Also the music has multiple pages for some of the songs. They did not just give us like the first 5 measures or something but the entire song. I like this very much. Minus one star because of the sheet turning sound.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly easy to make nice melodies December 24, 2011
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This is a fun app, perhaps even more fun (and easier) than similar play-it-yourself piano apps. And I can see why it's for Kindle Fire only (or at least, tablets only) - there's almost no way you could press the notes correctly on a smaller smartphone screen.

Air Harp displays part of a lap harp on the screen. You can play it like that, or you can overlay a note guide and play. I don't read music or play any musical instrument, so I chose one of the seven songs (the product description says there are ten, but I only found seven) included and played it by touching the notes. Surprisingly, it sounded pretty nice, even better with a little practice.

I was able to hit the notes with my fingers, but for some folks, a stylus might be easier to use.

If you want more songs, from the app, you can go to the Air Harp store and purchase more music.

Air Harp is a nicely designed, visually attractive app that was fun to play around with. The harp sounds are very melodic if you have half an idea how to play the instrument.

An enjoyable app for just about all ages.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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I've always enjoyed singing and wanted to learn how to play an instrument but have never been able to wrap my head around reading the ants on the pages. I sing by sound and listening only,fwiw.
This app gives me the instant "aha moment" of what note is what, the differences in full vs quarter vs eighth note,etc and in just a short time has given me the confidence to plunks the keys on our piano that has intimidated me for years with its simple melodic tunes to choose from.
The sound on my Fire is very close to a real harp and it works very well with not only fingers but iFaraday SALT stylus pen as well.
For those wanting a no nonsense music playing app without a gazzillion options this is a good one to try out.
It's also very good for kids, whether 48 like me or 4 like my youngest daughter, trying their hand at learning to read/play music. The fact that it has such a relaxing sound helps not become intimidated if I hit the wrong note.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What fun! Looks good, sounds great, impressive!!! January 10, 2012
By MonaLS
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Air Harp comes with 7 songs: "Row, Row, Row Your Boat", "Are You Sleeping (Frere Jacques)", "I'm A Little Teapot", "It's Raining, It's Pouring", "Morning Has Broken", "Bach - Menuet in G" and "Aura Lee" and three selection screens (the other three "songs") "Air Harp Instructions", "Note Guide" and "None".

There are three music packs available for purchase for 99 cents each: Relaxation Music Pack #1, Christmas Music Pack #1 and Christmas Music Pack #2. The relaxation pack has 5 songs, the Christmas packs each have 3.

The instrument itself is beautiful, is easy to play and sounds lovely. The instruction sheet underlays the strings and gives you the basic instructions on how to play the Air Harp. The note guide underlays the strings on the right side of the instrument and lists the names of the notes. None is just what is says, nothing under the strings, just the lovely instrument.

The song sheet underlays the strings and all you have to do to play a song is touch the strings over each note. Some of the songs continue over multiple pages, and to move to the next sheet of music you click on a button on the left hand side of the screen. This is the only thing that is slightly annoying - when you change sheets, there is a clicking sound that interrupts the flow of playing the music.

Very enjoyable and well worth the price. Eagerly awaiting more music packs. (Maybe it's time to drag out my old college music...)
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Brings back my childhood when teachers had time to teach you important...
This brings back to me the joy of a grade-school teacher bringing out the Autoharp, and strumming wonderful tunes. This plays well on my original Kindle Fire. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Ken
2.0 out of 5 stars Nice but it needs more
Great app, sound is nice, graphic art on it is nice, but it needs a way to play sharps and flats. Also very simple songs of one note compositons. None of the songs are complete. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Kindle Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars STUPID
When I went and got this app I thought it was cool. now when I'm actually playing it... it stinks. the next thing you know you space is all filled up and you have to delete some... Read more
Published 8 months ago by X
2.0 out of 5 stars Where did it go ?
It was ok then I bought some sheet music and the extra music disappeared. six more words required word word
Published 11 months ago by ken
5.0 out of 5 stars I own a real one !
I can't a;ways carry the real one with me or play it in certain settings but this app allows for me to play and enjoy , great teaching tool also.
Published 13 months ago by Ruthie Ann
5.0 out of 5 stars good fun
good fun
because you can do cool music
(I have never had a musical app) so cool because you can play it to your family
Published 14 months ago by aiche
4.0 out of 5 stars cool
Very good, and a really fast download, the program seems to work, without any problems at all. I will let you know at a
Later date.
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Published 14 months ago by David
3.0 out of 5 stars nice but too limited
Too small to get the notes in place. Needs to have a free range so you can play by ear.
Published 14 months ago by Vera Hundt
3.0 out of 5 stars Not enough songs
I figure I can put together some songs for this app. Pretty easy to do. Not a lot of songs for the money but the songs I chose were fun.
Published 14 months ago by Carol A. Madsen
3.0 out of 5 stars Volume too low on Kindle Fire HD
I really like this app and have it on my iPod and my wife's iPad. The Kindle Fire HD has nice Dolby Stereo, but the volume from the air Harp app is very low. Read more
Published 14 months ago by R.H.
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