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  • #104463
    deb-l
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    yes I agree, one of my favorite things about the harp is being able to lay my finders right on the strings.

    #104464

    Deb, your right hand, playing treble notes mostly in the upper half of your harp, could

    #104465
    deb-l
    Participant

    Patricia, I read a post where you mentioned Betsy Mills before, what a fascinating story!

    #104466
    jessica-wolff
    Participant

    Deb! Don’t forget your neglected cello!

    #104467
    deb-l
    Participant

    Jessica, I put the cello up for consignment, if it sells it will pay a good part of the Prelude.

    #104468
    jessica-wolff
    Participant

    Sorry to hear that, but if it helps pay for the Prelude–!

    #104469
    deb-l
    Participant

    the Prelude is the only thing stopping me from getting the piano.

    #104470
    shelby-m
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    Don’t forget that pianos need to be regulated and tuned every year.

    #104471
    deb-l
    Participant

    thanks Shelby, how are you enjoying your harp?

    #104472
    kay-lister
    Member

    Hi Deb,

    I say go for both!

    #104473
    deb-l
    Participant

    thank you Kay, for your kind words.

    #104474

    I personally find the piano more difficult. My hands are well set for the harp, and the spacing of piano keys is much wider. I was never physically comfortable with some aspects of playing, and never learned that much in the way of using real technique on the piano. I do find, however, the harpsichord to be much easier, as the keys are spaced like harp strings, and the responsiveness is similar. But, boy, do they need tuning. We have it easy by comparison.

    #104475
    jessica-wolff
    Participant

    The keys are spaced like harp strings? That’s interesting.

    #104476
    deb-l
    Participant

    what was the next instrument after harp?

    #104477
    deb-l
    Participant

    or was lute next and that started the separation between instruments with fewer strings and frets like violins and guitars vs harps and piano’s that kept a string for every note?

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