What Is an Autoharp

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An autoharp is a simple instrument, shaped much like a washboard. It is a fretless, stringed instrument that has buttons that mutes all the strings that are not part of the intended chord. Chords are formed using buttons. When pressed, all strings not belonging to the chord are muted. Other names for the autoharp: Autochord…