Hello. I am a beginning composer trying to increase my harp writing competency. Can anyone tell me what are the safe finger spans for non-arpeggiated chords? Based on what I’ve been able to find out so far, here is what I have:
Fingers 1 to 2 (max of 7 strings)
Fingers 2 to 3 (max of 4 strings)
Fingers 3 to 4 (max of 5 strings)
Max span of a chord is 10 strings
Are these spans correct, or off?
Also, I read somewhere that for rolled chords, the max spans can be increased by one string. True, or not?
Thank you for any help you can provide on writing for harp chords.