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The Harp

The harp is a stringed musical instrument. It has a very rich history being used extensively throughout the ancient world. The harp that comes to mind today is a modern version, with its triangular shape. Earlier harps and similar stringed instruments like the lyre were shaped like a hunting bow. The harp dates all the way back to 3000 BCE and there are images in the Egyptian pyramids of harps as well as in Mesopotamian art. Africa too has an old history with harps among various tribes.

The Drums

The earliest musical instrument

The drums along with the voice are one of the earliest musical instruments. It is an instrument that creates its sound by using a membrane – either synthetic or of animal skin over bowl shaped hollow bottom. The vibration generated by the taught membrane is amplified by the hollow and the sound is created.