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

Warren Bee wrote: 
"Low notes on left. Left end of harp placed at base of the inside of left
thumb. Right end of harp at inside base of right forefinger. Then "collapse"
fingers around back of harp to create a cup...."

I write:
Listen to this man.  Anyone who has heard Warren's playing knows the
incredible tone and note shaping possibilities of this approach.  I've heard
similar instruction from Dennis Gruenling and Brian Purdy ("thumbs up").  I
think Madcat's basic advice was correct if you want to go left-right, but
there's a lot to be said for keeping it more in the middle.  I wish I had
worked on this before I got set in my ways.

Also, Joe Filisko has a specific grip he recommends, and who's to argue with
that? By the way, many of these folks show you this stuff at the SPAH
convention, so if you want to see it live and maybe even get a critique of
your personal grip, cup, tone, etc. check out SPAH this year in Dallas.
That alone might be worth the price of admission.

Fred S

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