(as of Oct 07,2021 07:42:14 UTC – Details)
Oberton Pro “Shugunyak” Jews Harp
One of the best modern bass jaw harps. Heavy, stylish frame; hard reed; rich and clean timbre. The sound is different from the most other bass jews harps in terms of overtone cleanliness – it is not just boatload of random frequencies, giving huge wow-factor for beginners, but a set of exact harmonic pitches that we use in music and that create “balance” sensation in intuitive level.
Extremely easy to play by newbies and virtuosos. Absolute tactile pleasure. Suitable for various stroking techniques without compromising mechanical stability or spectrum integrity.
Special feature: magnetic ball can be removed from reed ring which makes a sound higher – it is 2-in-1 jews harp.
This jews harp is a top quality, perfectly adjusted musical instrument. It is not a toy like “Snoopy Jaw Harp” or stamped Austrian maultrommels.
Average frequency, Hz
Ease of handling
Toy or budget music
Fun, toy, souvenir
Inexpensive start for any use
Great for slow relax
Perfect for trance/rhythm playing
Perfect bass for any use
How to make sounds
To produce first sound, two frame ends must be hardly pressed to upper and lower teeth – not to lips – with left hand. Right index finger, vertically positioned, will stroke reed elbow at direction, perpendicular to frame plane, inward and outward.
Most common mistakes:
Dampening reed with lips – try to remove them completely from the frame first time. Lips should not help to hold jews harps.
Pressing frame to lips instead of teeth – sound will be muffled and quiet.
Pressing frame too hard, squeezing it with lips or fingers – in this case you will hear metallic clanging when reed hit frame. IT IS NOT JEWS HARP FAULT and nothing should be “repaired”, except handling accuracy!
If all ok and you started buzzing, try to move tongue, throat, change shape of mouth. Some positions will produce exact notes; some just change timbre and volume. Let the fun begins!
Based in Saint-Petersburg, Russia since 2008, Oberton Pro specializes on jews harps and developing culture of their musical usage.
The Center consists of
Store/workshop with largest selection of jews harps from all parts of the world
School with unique program combining classical musical training base with jews harps specifics
Live venue, holding concerts, training, jams and other public events
Studio, showing jews harps music to the world
Museum, showing jews harp history starting from X-XII centuries
Our main interest is to hear lot of great music with a jews harp actively involved. This can be achieved only with spreading really good instruments, suitable for music. We doing lot of research and analysis on all models available in the market and trying to promote not “shiny loud things” to one month fun, but instruments, capable to Teach and Play.
Waiting for you Jews Harp Art!
Clean timbre with perfect balance – top acoustic quality
Incredible stable reed for stroking in any style
Astonishing physical feedback – you can pluck in once and enjoy vibration from head to toe
Protective case option