Re: [Harp-L] hold diatonic right or left hand???

If you are playing the harp with the low notes on the left and high notes on the right I HIGHLY recommend holding the harp in your left hand and using the right hand for cupping.

If you want to play the harp with the low notes on the right and the high notes on the left (upside down), then hold the harp in your right hand and cup with your left.

Cupping the low end sounds better than cupping the high end.

Peter Madcat Ruth
Musician - Grammy Award Winner

On Mar 14, 2012, at 8:42 PM, Jim Rumbaugh wrote:

> simple answer
> use your left
> more complex answer
> If you wanna play blues, or do some chugging sounds, the majority of your notes are in the low end of the harp, holes 1 through 6. It's easier to put your hands around those holes if your left hand holds the harp.
> Jim Rumbaugh 

>> Hello Folks,
>> It doesn't get more basic than this. Before I read any book, viewed any
>> free lessons, I picked up my diatonic to try it out. I, more or less
>> naturally for me, put it in my right hand and cupped with left.
>> So  does the left/right hand matter? and why?
>> Al

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