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Recreation – Jew’s Harp

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This tip of this instrument is held between the teeth and then plucked to create a distinctive sound.

The Jew's harp is also known as the jaw harp, mouth harp or juice harp. It is a lamellophone instrument, consisting of a flexible metal or bamboo reed attached to a frame. The reed is placed in the performer's mouth and plucked with the finger to produce a note.

The instrument is considered to be one of the oldest musical instruments in the world, and can be found depicted in Chinese drawings from the 4th century BC.

 Despite its common English name, it has no particular connection with Jews or Judaism.