Hello there! I’m new here, my name is Tim. Nice to meet you! I’m 24 and I’ve been taking harp lessons for a few months.
I was wondering if you guys and girls practice any specific exercises to improve your technique. I am just learning how to raise and it requires a lot of strength, or at least muscle endurance, as well as sitting up very straight. Do you actively try to strengthen those muscle groups or do you just practice?
Thanks very much!
PS: If anyone has any tips on beginner raising/gestures that would also come in handy. My hand often ends up floating in the air while the other hand plays. It’s a bit like trying to pat your head and rub your stomach! tricky. I think it will be easier the better I get at reading music and reading ahead, too.