Harp

June 26, 2015
  • Harp

    June 2015
    • A triangular wooden frame with strings
    • Harps existed as early as 2500 BC!
    • Harp has a long history in Egyptian, Greek and Celtic traditions
    • Modern concert harp is around 6 ft tall, 90 pounds, and has 47 strings
    • In the 1700s the pedals were introduced to allow it to play accidentals (example:  D-sharp or D-flat instead of D)
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