Has anyone completed ABRSM grades 1 and/or 2 on a fully levered Harpsicle?
My daughter would like to take these exams within the next year, and I’m not sure that a larger harp will be in our budget by then. It seems that all of the music and scales so far fall within the 26-string range, and they only specify that harps must have greater than 34 strings for grades 3 and up.
There are few harp students in our area (and no others that I know of are working toward ABRSM) and we will be traveling over 300 miles to take the exam, so I don’t have a good feel for if the Harpsicle is welcome in the exam room! I also wouldn’t want her to lose points on the exam due to her harp – though I wouldn’t think a fair examiner would do such a thing! It’s a nice harp, but obviously it doesn’t have quite the same sound as more traditional lever harps.