Posted 14 July 2018 - 15:49
(For example in C, left hand EGCE, place 4321)
The obvious difficulty is that wide gap between fingers four and three. Three ends up scrabbling around in between somewhere before getting to the right place.
I've tried; just practising placing 4&3, 2&3, 3&2 as separate pairs; slowly rolling into all four; varying arm position; using flatter hand .... My teacher is a bit perplexed too as she says I'm not doing anything basically incorrectly and is optimistic that it will come with time, bless her!
I can't really see how this will resolve, I think anatomically that gap/stretch betweeen 3 and 2 is really difficult. And this particular chord formation is everywhere it seems ... Any tips out there?
Posted 16 July 2018 - 17:23
Your teacher is right, the ability to stretch will come with time.... and practice. I use the classic method Metodo per Arpa van Maria Grossi. Every week I get one, yes, just one exercise from my harp teacher. Every time when I start practising, I begin with Grossi. This has really helped me to improve my technique. And now I can stretch much further than I had thought to be possible with my very small hand and fingers.
Posted 19 August 2018 - 20:44