Live 28: How to make glissandi on a harp even more sparkly

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Today’s topic is glissandi!

Three tips to make this very special harp effect even more beautiful:

  1. About the turns
    – hand position
    – reaching out in advance
  2. About what happens between the turns
    – listening to every note (you need to go veeery slow for that)
    – dotted rhythms – works for glissandi too!
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