How Old Is The Harp?


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Originated some time during 4000 BC in Egypt and around 3000 BC in Mesopotamia
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The harp is a stringed instrument. It is said that the harp originated sometime during 4000 BC in Egypt and around 3000 BC in Mesopotamia. The harp is mentioned in most of the translations of the bible, King David being one of the most prominent musicians who used to play on the harp.  

On a harp the plane of its strings are in such a position that it is perpendicular to the soundboard. All harps have a neck with resonator and strings. Some harps also known as the frame harps comprise of a fore pillar, the harps that do not have a fore pillar are known as open harps. The strings of a harp are either made of nylon, wire or gut. A musician who plays the harp is known as a harpist or a Harper.

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