The harp is one of the most ancient types of
stringed instruments. It was important in pre-Christian cultures and still
survives today in many forms all over the world.
Harps use open strings exclusively, thus the
range of each is determined by the number of strings. In the Middle Ages
strings were made from twisted animal gut (usually from sheep), although
horse hair and even silk were used as well.
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