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Thread #36348   Message #3212984
Posted By: GUEST,Gayle
26-Aug-11 - 09:12 AM
Thread Name: How do I play autoharp without pain?
Subject: RE: How do I play autoharp without pain?
Just a thought from a 78-year-old player in Western Australia who cannot find a pain free left-hand technique. I have seen a picture recently with the 'harp placed on the lap - but reversed! I tried this and found it great for the left hand which extends straight from the wrist with no strain. BUT - how do you play the right hand? Strikes me what is needed is an autoharp designed for lap use the other way around, with bars to the left and bass strings toward the body. They say the autoharp is a work in progress, so why not?