Hello to all the professional harpists
I’m currently researching harp technique (focusing on Salzedo method) as part of an honours project. I just wanted to get an idea of how many professional harpists:
a) never press the right fore-arm against the sound-board but occasionally touch it
b) press on the sound board for occasional passages (certain techniques, perhaps trills)
c) lean on the soundboard most of the time
I understand that Salzedo players are less likely to lean on the soundboard, but still thought it would be interesting to hear your responses. Please don’t think I intend on starting a technique debate here, I am in no way suggesting the superiority of any particular method.
Thanks and hope you are all well,