Through these recent years, I liked to have a harp/chang but I never seriously think about making it.
Since the beginning of 1996, a flake was lightened my mind which made me decide to make this nice, melancholic and ancient Iranian instrument. However, I begin to research for its information and come to make this instrument.
Through the path of this process, there were many difficulties which left behind by full time working. It suffices to say that my family and many friends were encouraged me and also by The Almighty’s compassionate, hope to make Harp in different models in its top form and revitalized this nice Iranian instrument.
Harp/Chang is like soul for me. It's physical impact is the sounds from the strings which are bound together under the instrument's extention. This Harp/Chang handle the energy & is the bridge from earth to heavenLilian Oasis Adam
The origin of Harp/Chang like many other instruments, is Africa. It is not wonder to know that before the creation of Chang/Harp, Africa was the origin of human being. Gradually, chang passed by the Africa and the Atlantic Coast Ocean, America and Syberia, China and India and middle east through Europe and it's used in different usage of human living as a musical instrument.
In 1914, the first unknown picture from a harpist ( 1500 B.C.) was found on on the cave's wall in South France in area by the name of two brothers 1 in region of Arich- Pirene2, by digging machin Meatos Adobert by three brothers Henry,Clat Jeau, Beguin.
Copies and documents of furniture of primitive people show some instruments like bow and arrow, boat form, spoon or bil or cross moon or tringle.
In primary form, the priliminary form of harp was appeared in the shape of four metal string but some harps was found which was covered in golden color and some flowery curving on them. Definitly, primitive people was excited by the sound which came from its bow and arrow but he rapidly explore variant sounds which derived from these diagnol strings: Short string produced high sounds and long strings was made low sounds. However, Harp/Chang was born when arrow released from bow and sounds produced from pulling the bow and also the act of shooting. Although hunter and fighter donot creat various things but the sounds of music was more important than musical instruments.
since there rae some paradixical stories regarding harp/chang but none of them cannot be true to convince the origin of Harp/Chang. The oldest Harp/Chang which is known in Britain from the middle east are two tringle form instruments with 29-30 strings. It is said that the form of Harp/Chang is came from Greece. The angular Harp/Chang of Iran was called Erpa or Chang. The primary arch form chang/harp was played in Poland for the first time which imported from east and distributed by Arab people and soldiers."
rewrite from Art and Music Magazine