The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #98253   Message #3896884
Posted By: GUEST
02-Jan-18 - 08:02 AM
Thread Name: Relearning instruments after a stroke
Subject: RE: Relearning instruments after a stroke
Jack Campin

Wire harp? You pluck with the right hand, damp with the left. So the left doesn't need to be as strong or agile. " utter tosh... both hands play, both hands damp....

I'm a harpist, and I had a stroke 3 years back. I'm getting back to grips with playing, but I can't read very well anymore.. slow to process information, and I can't remember... I used to have several hours of gig music memorized... and I just can't access it anymore... Once I get it cued from a lead sheet, or something, I'm ok, unless I lose my place, then I'm lost.

I'm trying to find new ways to learn, and triggers for pulling old material back.... but it's slow going