This is a great instrument for a youngster ... or someone who doesn't believe they can make music. They are designed to slip a song pattern under the strings and, as you pluck the pattern ... you play the song! Lots of fun and super easy for any age. If you want to get more creative just remove the song sheet and play with your fingers making two or three note chords along the way. Compose your own tune! Each Psaltery (or Lap Harp) spans 2 Octaves in the key of "G." As always you can call us directly at: 828-669-7675 or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you might have.