The Mouth Harp

Is a small, three-pronged instrument,
that looks somewhat like a tuning fork.
The two outer prongs are placed between the teeth,
and the third- the tongue of the instrument, is plucked with a finger.
It makes hardly a sound on its own,
but when held in front of the cavity of the mouth,

the vibrations of the Mouth Harp’s tongue are amplified,
and the sound produced is controlled
by the shape and size of the inside of the mouth.

The human tongue dances,
and as it dances it choreographs the most unimaginable sounds.
Highs and lows, twitters and flicks, and the dance becomes a song.

Welcome to the world of the Mouth Harp.

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