Seems like most folks start with lever and transition over to pedal or even just start with pedal.
When I began I naively thought that pedal literature must be vastly superior to lever literature.
My turn around came with hearing some of Laura Zaerr’s original music for lever. Upon my first hearing, I realized that lever music can be found in numerous degrees of complexity and execution. I have no reason ever to consider pedal, because if I play for the next 100 years there will still be wonderful things to play and hear on lever.
For all of you who are attending Somerset, Laura will be performing her newest work (I think) at the Friday night concert. The description is wonderful and I’m quite sure it will sound just as terrific. I LOVE LEVER!
Maple is an
‘actual hardwood’. It is harder than both cherry and walnut, I don’t
know about koa. Of the 13 harps in our ensemble, one is walnut (mine)
one is cherry and the other 11 are maple. Here in Maine we don’t call
it ‘rock maple’ for nothing!
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