If you’ve ever been to a country fair, you’ve probably seen someone playing a jaw harp. It is one of those instruments that seems to defy classification.
It doesn’t quite fit into the category of woodwinds, brass, or strings. So what is it? And more importantly, how do you play the jaw harp?
Also known as a Jew’s harp or mouth harp, it is a simple musical instrument that is made from a metal or wooden frame with a flexible metal tongue.
It can be played solo or in a group setting and is often used to accompany other instruments.
Although it may look like a simple toy, the jaw harp is actually quite versatile and can be used to create a variety of sounds.
In this video, we will answer the most common questions being asked about this quirky little instrument.