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Gestures, Salzedo style

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  • #86554
    unknown-user
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    The Orphic memouries sounds like a fascinating piece. And it sounded like a wonderful concert. And there is something truly wonderful about seeing an ensemble so connected, it is so very moving and I often do feel it is a mysterious bond! Of both the ensemble members but the audience too!

    I feel ignorant as I have never heard of Heidi

    #86555
    David Ice
    Participant

    Hi Julieanne,

    “My understanding of the raising gesture is that it is dependent on context. “

    My most surreal moment was watching Salzedo harpists at a harp competition raise while tuning.

    #86556
    tony-morosco
    Member

    +++While I’m not about to argue the validity of raising and Salzedo gestures and their effect on tone production, but PITCH?+++

    #86557
    Evangeline Williams
    Participant

    I think there are companies that rent harps for movie/theatre productions.

    #86558
    Evangeline Williams
    Participant

    Tony, I am afraid you have got it all wrong!

    #86559
    tony-morosco
    Member

    +++The best flutes are beat up student models that look like they could give you tetnus!

    #86560
    unknown-user
    Participant

    As to the tuning and raising thing….yep I do that. But not 2 or 3 feet in the air above the neck of the harp – they must have “go go gadget arms” coz mine aren’t that long…..

    It is mostly a habit, but you do try and strike the string quite quickly and firmly when tuning – get a clean and pure sound. If you strike each string differently, with different volume and at a different rate, yes, that will affect how the tuner picks up

    #86561

    Lucile Lawrence firmly stated that the hands should never go past the harp’s neck. Slightly in the first octave is unavoidable, but it should never be like an athlete or v for victory. That is not esthetic, that is tasteless.

    #86562
    David Ice
    Participant

    Hi Rosemary,

    Your raising makes sense…but these students were making such a show out of it, and were raising like pom-pom girls.

    #86563

    David, what a bizarre sight that must have been.

    #86564
    carl-swanson
    Participant

    You should take a look at that video of Betsy Morse playing the preludes from the Method for the Harp. The one where Lucile Lawrence explains each one first. I haven’t seen it in years, but my memory of it is that she throws both hands straight up over her head every time she raises. Sometimes she flings them straight out towards the column, but in both directions her arms end up absolutely straight(up or out).

    #86565

    I’m certain you are remembering that incorrectly, you should have re-viewed it first before casting any aspersions on it.

    #86566
    unknown-user
    Participant

    I would love to see that video, but the formatting of your videos in the US do not work in our video machines (boo hoo!). Sounds fascinating!

    But well, how did it sound? I remember reading that Ms Lawrence ( I think it was in the Dewey Owens book about Salzedo) would get quite cross if

    #86567
    David Ice
    Participant

    Well, it certainly got them noticed…at least by me.

    #86568

    Oh that we should all grow old gracefully and not perform in public with any physical limitations. I myself am having a hard time adjusting to changes in my eyesight and I am only in my 40’s.

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