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The harp is a stringed musical instrument having distinct strings that are plucked with the fingers at an angle to the soundboard. Harps can be made and performed in a number of ways, including standing or sitting, in orchestras, and in live performances. The most common shape is triangular, which is made of wood. On some of them, there are many rows of strings and pedal attachments.

Harps have been shown in ancient Iraq, Iran, and Egypt, as well as Pakistan, India, and China. By the Middle Ages, harps had spread throughout Europe. Harps could be found all across the Americas, and playing them was a popular pastime in some areas. Unique designs were also created in the African continent. Harps have historically been connected with political symbolism and are often seen in logos, particularly in Ireland.

Since antiquity, HARPS have been known in Asia, Africa, and Europe, dating back to at least 3000 BCE. The instrument was highly popular in Europe throughout the Middle Ages and Renaissance, where it evolved into a wide range of variants thanks to new technology and was spread to Europe’s colonies, particularly in Latin America.

Although numerous ancient harp types have died out in the Near East and South Asia, descendants of early harps are still being played in Myanmar and parts of Africa, and current folk artists have used other kinds that have died out in Europe and Asia.

Harps are different in many parts of the world. Many smaller harps can be played on one’s lap, but larger harps are too heavy to be held in one’s lap and must be played on the ground. Harp strings are composed of catgut, nylon, metal, or a combination of these materials.


Open harps, such as arch harps and bow harps, do not have a pillar at their long end to hold the strings, but frame harps and triangle harps have.

On contemporary harps, the procedures used to increase the range and chromaticism of the strings change as well (e.g., adding sharps and flats). A string’s tone on a lever harp may be changed in the middle of a performance by flipping a lever, which shortens the string enough to raise the pitch by a chromatic sharp. On pedal harps, one step depressing the pedal spins geared levers on the strings for all octaves of a single pitch; most permit a second step, which turns the second set of levers. Throughout the Romantic era (ca. 1800″1910 CE), as well as the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, the pedal harp was a frequent instrument in orchestras.

Around 3500 BCE, the oldest harps and lyres were unearthed in Sumer, and several harps were found in Ur’s burial pits and royal tombs. In-wall paintings of ancient Egyptian tombs in the Nile Valley going back to 3000 BCE, the first pictures of harps without a fore pillar may be seen. These drawings show an instrument that looks like a hunter’s bow but doesn’t have the pillar-like contemporary harps have. Change thrived in Persia in numerous ways from its introduction about 4000 BCE until the 17th century.

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