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Medieval Musical Instruments
Medieval Musical instruments, including the Harp, would be used by the musicians
of the period including the Waits,
Troubadours. There were three categories of musical instruments in the Middle Ages - wind, string and
percussion. Terms of description were Bas instruments and Haut instruments. Bas
referred to soft instruments (literally, "low," but referring to volume,
not pitch) which were suitable for the chamber which
included the vielle, rebec and other bowed strings, the lute and other
plucked strings. Haut referred to loud instruments
(literally "high" but referring to volume, not to pitch) which were
suitable for outdoors which included the shawm,
sackbut, pipe and tabor. Read the above history, facts and information about the Harp.
Description of the Harp
Definition and description of the
Harp: The Harp can be described as a favorite instrument of the
troubadours and minstrels and was about 30 inches in length.
Description: A musical instrument consisting of a triangular frame
furnished with strings and sometimes with pedals, held upright, and
played with the fingers.
Family of Instruments: The
Harp belongs to the family of String instruments.
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