Does anyone have any thoughts about how much use is optimal for a harp–assuming a moderate to tough repertoire done in daily practice, lots of pedals? I am sure a harp can be used too much or too little, but does anyone want to toss out ideas about how much is too much, how much is too little? To keep the harp (not necessarily the harpist) in top form.
Thanks, Tony, for the good thoughts. Yes, I agree with all of your suggestions, (though I don’t replace my bass wires as often as is recommended, mostly because I hate that “metallic” sound they have when they are new). I would add not moving the instrument roughly to the list! I guess the question underneath my question is, is playing the harp good for the harp? (It almost sounds like an existential question!) I assume it is beneficial for an instrument to be played, despite obvious issues of wear and tear, etc.