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Why Eigenharp as a name?


The word 'Eigen' is German and implies 'peculiar to' or 'unique to', a reference to the utter flexibility of the whole instrument and its ability to be customized to a remarkable degree by the musician, while in the heat of performance, to suit their own way of playing. It is also a term used in Quantum Mechanics, and a little nod to the physicists and mathematicians involved in its creation. The use of 'harp' is a general musical term, as used in the harpsichord, harp, jaw harp, laser harp, or blues harp (harmonica).