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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Harp Jeffrey MatneyFebruary 10, 2015Period 8 The harp is a string instrument played by plucking its strings bare-handed. Harps date back to as farback as ancient Egypt andGreece, about 1000 B.C.They are chordophones, or instruments that make soundwith vibrating strings. Modern harps are madeof wood with strings ofnylon or metal. It'striangular shape makesthe strings shorter asthey near the harpist. Ithas more than 6 octavesand the center octave isfound in the center string.Some harps use pedals tomake the pitch of thestrings higher or lower. At the end of the 19thcentury, a man namedGustave Lyon createda double harp to playchromatic notes. The Welsh triple harp isanother example of achromatic harp, with3 rows of strings! Wow! Ancient harps had only a few strings. Above is a lyre, The difference is that on a harp, the notes that are played make sound only through the soundboard, while lyres makesound through more pointsthan just the soundboard. Harps are often foundin The Legend of Zelda! (But many people considerthem lyres for their design) HARPS ARE LIKE STRING PIANOS! Bibliography The harp's mainparts are the base,soundboard, column,soundbox, and neck. Google Images"Harp." Britannica School. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 2015. Web. 9 Feb. 2015."Harp." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 10 Feb. 2015."Lyre." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 10 Feb. 2015."Stringed instruments." Britannica School. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 2015. Web. 10 Feb. 2015. To play louder,just pluck thestrings harder. Neck Column Soundboard Soundbox Base Pedals Strings Most harps have colored strings to show where the F and C strings are. The F strings are usually black or blue, while the C stringsare usually red, and all other strings are the normal string color.
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