Zither

The zither is a family of strings instruments, related to the cittern. Its name comes from the latin word 'cithara,' from which 'guitar' is also derived. Concert zithers are played by fretting the strings with the left hand, and using a plectrum with the right one. In the chord zither all strings are played open, as in a harp. Number of strings and tuning may vary considerably from instrument to instrument.

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