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  • #88773
    unknown-user
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    I thought of an image to guide students (and myself) in how to raise
    the hands effectively. Because they tend to follow the strings or raise
    toward their body, I tell them to raise up, drawing up from the earth.
    This produces a fully felt, meaningful gesture, that automatically
    draws the sound up with it, with full resonance, and it has meaning.
    This way their movement is in relation to the floor, which produces the
    right angle of movement, without any confusion about direction. And if
    they shake their hands as they do it, they can produce a nice “vibrato”
    effect, too. Try it!

    #88774
    tony-morosco
    Member

    Nice imagry. My teacher, Mrs. Harris, used to say to “carry the note” up. I imagine I am actually holding the sound in my hand and manipulating it physically.

    #88775
    unknown-user
    Participant

    How is she? Say hello for me. Have you tried the vibrato effect?

    #88776
    tony-morosco
    Member

    Last I heard from her Ruth was well and very excited about a release of a CD of her Jazz recordings from the 40s and 50s. You can read about it here:

    http://www.msrcd.com/1111Harp/1111Harp.html

    I tried the vibrato and worked well. Nice for adding some subtle coloration.

    #88777
    unknown-user
    Participant

    HELLO MR DAVIS SAUL, I AM NOT SURE EXACTLY WHAT DO YOU MEAN, BUT I HOPE UNDERSTOOD CORRECTLY, IN RUSSIAN SCHOOL, WE RAISE HANDS TOWARD OUR BODY OR TOWARD OUR NOSE , THE IDEA THAT THE RESONANCE WILL BE MORE BEUTIFUL

    BY LETTING A SPACE TO THE STRINGS TO

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