A harp is a stringed instrument that is usually placed on a lap or a flat surface to be played. The strings are perpendicular to the actual soundboard, and all harps have a neck, strings and a resonator. The strings of harps are generally made out of one of four materials: silk, gut, wire, nylon. The oldest ever harps discovered were found in ancient Sumer; although an exact date of their creation is still unknown, but guesstimated as 4,000 BC.
Harps are of a triangular shape and are generally made out of wood. The body is hollow and resonates, projecting sound through the openings of the harp, and through the soundboard. The harp is a consistently used instrument and is considered to be one of the most beautiful instruments in the world.
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