Monkeying Around on a Seydel Low D

I picked up a Seydel 1847 Silver in Low D and can’t stop playing blues shuffles!  It’s such a gorgeous harp to play and the low D has such a beautiful, throaty growl to it.  It’s hard to make a harp that low respond to your every intonation so your music becomes a bit overlapped and you really have to enunciate your notes to make the music work.  I’m still getting to know her, but it’s a pleasure to run through the paces with her.  Have a listen and see what you think.  And, by all means, I highly encourage you to buy a harp in a low tuning!  Especially this Seydel!  It’s just an absolute joy to play!

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I'm a woodworker by day and a musician by night, a blogger on the weekends and an artist when I can find the time.


  1. Herbert

    Ohhh Low D, that’s one of the first Seydel’s I picked up, to curiously find out how they are…Great, then came Low F#, Low E… even Double Low F…All great sounding, though most of them are all the standard Blues Session models, I also tried their minors and Circular tuning models…I’m converted. I seriously doubt I’ll touch those Lee Oskars again.

    Currently awaiting a Blues Sessions Steel in Low C…

    Happy harping! 🙂

    • Let me know what you think of the Session Steel. I bought one not too long ago and am getting ready to post a video of myself playing it, actually. I would like to hear what you think of it once you get a good feel for it.

      Thanks for reading!

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