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  • #70907
    HBrock25
    Keymaster

    Does anyone have experience with assistive devices for pedal harpists? I have problems with my right foot missing the A-pedal sometimes but would like to continue playing pedal harp in concerts, even on “bad days.” [It’s a mild version of multiple sclerosis – hands are fine, so far. Nerve connections can sometimes be retrained – I’m working on that, but it’s slow. I’ve been asked to play in a concert in April.] Variants on pedal extenders, mirrors? if I can see my feet and/or the pedals, it’s ok, but I can’t always put the harp down in the middle of a passage.

    #70908
    sherry-lenox
    Participant

    Hi sheila- would you care to provide a little more detail about your specific problem with the A pedal? For example, does your foot over or under reach for the pedal? I may be able to think of something but I need to know a little more about how you need compensate for what you do now. Please feel free to email me privately if you prefer.

    #70909
    Tacye
    Participant

    I think I remember someone telling me that she had her pedals bent in (from the bolt/rivet where they fold up for transport) to bring them closer to the centre.

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