One thing that we all learn rather early in our harp lessons is that out of ten fingers we will only need eight to play. But what shall we do with our little fingers then? Watch today’s Live Harp Lesson to find out!
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Does anyone play with little finger? Were we always using only 8 fingers on the harp?
5 fingers or not – if you are a harpist, you really MUST check out Edmar Castaneda
If not many people use it, then why talking about the little finger at all?
5 exercises where we teach little finger to work together with the fourth
Other situations when you don’t necessarily use 4th finger…
- playing with 2 finger only
- playing chords with 1 & 2 fingers, or 1& 3
- patterns of fingers 3, 2, 1, or 4, 3, 2, 1
Interesting solutions involving little finger…
…and a quick note on calluses and blisters! To learn more watch Live Harp Lesson no 12 on avoiding blisters.
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