One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A kind of zither fitted with a series of sprung and padded bars which allow the playing of chords by damping selected strings.
- ‘The autoharp strums a single chord every 2 bars in the verse, but in the chorus changes chords.’
- ‘The least accessible track is the second, which takes a dense swirl of autoharp and guitar notes and slowly submerges them in an organ drone that rises over the course of 12 minutes.’
- ‘To the left is Big Al on mainly double bass and autoharp.’
- ‘She strums an old autoharp as she croons some of the best country tunes from the '40s.’
- ‘She plays a small stringed instrument called an autoharp, but it is her voice that makes this a memorable record.’
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