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Harp-lute (i)

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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A term used by Hornbostel and Sachs in their system of musical instrument classification for a family of West African chordophones because of their superficial similarity to the Western lute (see Chordophone). In fact they share more characteristics of the harp than the lute, for which reason the designation ‘bridge harp’ has been proposed by Roderick Knight. The best known instrument of this type is the Kora of the Mande people of The

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