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Most competitions allow one to speak to introduce oneself and one’s piece, so I wonder if it wouldn’t be permissible to take 30 seconds before starting to play to just explain to the judges how a pedal harp works. Not a long disquisition, just, “My name is Mary Jones, and I’m going to play Bocsha Etude Number Whatever for you. By the way, for people who are unfamiliar with how a pedal harp works, these pedals at the bottom aren’t sustain pedals like a piano has. They are how a harpist changes key.” Then maybe pluck a D string, and show how it changes the sound from Db to D# before diving into the piece.