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  • #83725
    Amy Wilson
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    I’m playing a folk song on my pedal harp, and the music has two parallel wiggly lines in one measure in the treble clef that I’m assuming mean a gliss with two fingers.

    #83726
    Amy Wilson
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    Is there no one who can help me with this?

    #83727

    What song, who is the composer?

    #83728
    Amy Wilson
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    It’s called “Water Flow” and it’s just labeled as trad. folk.

    I think that this double wiggly line marking is pretty standard for harp music.

    #83729
    john-strand
    Participant

    Hi – I use two finger glisses especially when I don’t have the pedals set for a gliss –

    #83730
    elinor-niemisto
    Participant

    You should experiment to see what sounds best with your hand in that particular piece.

    #83731
    Amy Wilson
    Participant

    Thanks to all who responded!

    I will try your suggestions…

    #83732
    V. B.
    Participant

    If you are referring to a double gliss, I read it on Harpsdelight website and also when I purchased a self taught harp book from Harps of

    #83733
    barbara-brundage
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    >They both tell you how it’s done and although one harp site believes it is taught by Alfredo Ortiz the other is not sure where it originated from.

    If I understand what you’re saying, two fingered glisses have been part of basic harp technique for many, many years. Perhaps as far back as the late 18th century, although glisses were not used so much back then.

    #83734
    cynthy-johnson
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    I learned a 2-fingered gliss in a workshop with Kim Robertson.

    #83735
    V. B.
    Participant

    Good thought.

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