Musical Dictionary

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Harp

A string instrument that 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 longest/lowest pitches to shortest/highest, and there are foot pedals that can be used to raise the pitch of each string by half steps. The sound is created by pucking the strings with the fingers.

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Musical Dictionary

Musical Dictionary

Our Interactive Dictionary of Musical Terms®.

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Harp

A string instrument that 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 longest/lowest pitches to shortest/highest, and there are foot pedals that can be used to raise the pitch of each string by half steps. The sound is created by pucking the strings with the fingers.

Category: Instruments and tools




Pronunciation:

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