I would like to acknowledge my appreciation to those institutions and persons that helped in this study of the Filipino harp. In 1990 I received a travel assistance grant from the Center for Philippines Studies at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. This helped to defray expenses during a preliminary field trip to the Philippines in 1990. Most importantly, I obtained a Fulbright-Hays student scholarship given to me by the IIE operating under the wing of the USIA and administered by the Philippine American Educational Foundation (PAEF) with Alex Calata, director in the Philippines. Mr. Calata and his staff were extremely helpful to me.

Thanks goes to Dr. Ricardo D. Trimillos who has encouraged me in my studies of Filipino music and ethnomusicology at the University of Hawaii. Several people in the Philippines should be thanked: Resil Mojares of the University of San Carlos, Edgar Alosbaños of San Jose-Recolettos, The Dagang Foundation of Cebuano Writers, Sr. Merced Sanchez of St. Teresa's College, Dr. Nicanor Tiongson of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Dr. Lucrecia Kasilag of the Philippine Womens' College, Tony Montefalcon of City Central Elementary School, and especially my good friends Victor and Luz Borromeo, Narciso Buenconsejo and his whole family in Cebu City. Thanks also goes to the University of the Philippines College of Music for access to reserved bibliographic material.