Harps

The Harp, which is also referred to as the Chordophone, is a plucked stringed instrument that has the plane of its strings position perpendicular to the soundboard. It dates back to being one of the oldest ever instruments and has many origins. Harps are used in a variety of musical genres, but most notably in the symphony orchestra and within folk music.

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About Harps

Harps consist of a neck, resonator and strings. The harp can be found in early orchestral solo pieces in concerti by many baroque and classical compossers. It is also used regularly in opera and nowadays in Jazz and popular music.

Famous harp parts can be found in 'She's Leaving Home' by The Beatles, Cher's 'Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves' and 'Boogie Nights' by Heatwave.

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