Plucked string instrument
How to Play:
Harps are played by strumming or plucking the strings while seated.
Concert grand harps has 47 strings and a range of 6 octaves. There are various types of harps:
Pedal Harp - Also known as the classical harp, has 7 pedals at the base. Lever Harp - Also known as the folk harp, are non-pedal harps.
There are also Celtic, Irish, Wire-strung, Double strung and lap harps.
First Known Harp:
The harp is one of the oldest musical instruments; archaeologists discovered a wall painting in Ancient Egyptian tombs which resembled that of a harp and dates back to 3000 BC.
One of the well known harp players today is Sylvia Woods.