What's the Difference Between a Harp and a Lyre?
Even though the two terms are often used interchangeably when referring to these pentatonic stringed instruments, there is a difference.
A pentatonic harp has strings that can be played from either side of the instrument, whereas a lyre's strings can only be strummed or plucked from one side.
Further, a harp is open and has no resonating body or sound hole. The Man in the Moon Lyre has a resonating body with a sound hole on the back, which technically makes it a lyre and not a harp.
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