Hear The Music

Musical Dictionary

Instruments of the Orchestra

Instument Families

Musical Careers

Musical Periods


Naxos

Naxos, The World's Leading Classical Music Label

Harp
Hear an example

Harp

String Section

This string instrument dates back to pre-historic times. The modern harp has a large triangular frame with strings stretched vertically across the triangle. The strings are graduated in length from linges/lowest pitches to shortest/highest and there are pedals that can be used to raise the pitch of each string by half steps. The sound is created by plucking the strings with fingers.

See other instruments from the String section.

 

You must have RealPlayer installed to hear any audio samples.

This Week's Show | Past Shows | Hear the Music | Games | Instruments of the Orchestra
Musical Dictionary | Schedule & Stations | Events | Links | Talk to Us | Help
Teachers | Parents | About Classics for Kids | Privacy Policy | WGUC | Home
©2014, Cincinnati Public Radio, Inc.