In his description of unusual harp effects, he explains how to get the twangy sound of the cittern. His etudes were published around 1900, when the cittern was popular with ladies of leisure (so I have been told). You pluck up near the pins with the right hand, and squeeze the harp body with the left, between the thumb (in back) and the fingers, pressing near the string sounded. It is supposed to help the legato, but I cannot hear any difference. Any thoughts?
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