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harpclick to hear

Plucked stringed instrument consisting of strings of various lengths attached to a triangular frame.
harp pedestal foot pedal sound box soundboard pillar string shoulder neck tuning peg crown

pedestal click to hear

The base where the sound box and the pillar meet.

foot click to hear

Each of the pieces on which the harp rests.

pedal click to hear

Device that raises the string by a semitone or a full tone.

sound box click to hear

The hollow part of the instrument; it amplifies the sound vibrations produced by the strings.

soundboard click to hear

The upper face of the sound box, which receives the vibrations of the strings.

pillar click to hear

Upright that connects the sound box to the neck; its metal rods join the pedals to the mechanism inside the neck.

string click to hear

Made of gut, nylon or metal; its vibrations are transferred to the soundboard.

shoulder click to hear

Curved section of the harp’s frame.

neck click to hear

The upper section of the harp; it anchors the tuning pegs and contains a mechanism that changes the pitch of the strings by a semitone.

tuning peg click to hear

Piece of wood or metal that rolls the end of a string to adjust its tension to obtain the exact note.

crown click to hear

The top of the pillar.