The zither is a stringed instrument that originated in the 19th century as a folk musical instrument and is associated with numerous other European zithers. At the end of the 19th century the Alpine zither found its way into the salons of the European bourgeoisie. After the wars, its design has developped to a concert instrument in historical performances and contemporary music.
The concert zither has 5 fretboard strings and up to 37 free strings.
The starting age is around 6 years.
Dulimers are stringed instruments that are also classified as percussion instruments based on the type of sound they produce. Regionally different forms of dulcimers are common between North America, Western and Eastern Europe, the Middle and Far East.
The harp is a plucked instrument and is one of the oldest musical instruments. They existed in ancient Egypt 5,000 years ago. Since then the harp has been continuously developed.
Most harps in our country have 47 strings, in South America they have 36 strings.
The strings are stretched on a kind of frame. In order to avoid getting lost, certain strings are red or blue. The frame consists of a strong column. Some harps have pedals in the base with which the pitch can be changed by half a tone or a whole tone.
The harp is played either as a solo instrument, in an ensemble or in a symphony orchestra. Harps are also used in folk music, so-called folk harps. These are smaller and have fewer strings.