Have you ever thought about how you sit at the harp? Did you realize that your posture affects how you look and sound when you perform?
Improving your posture at the harp will give you confidence and a sense of well-being. Perhaps more importantly, it will help you to be a better performer! Keep reading to discover 5 essential steps to great harp posture.
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- Bond, Mary. The New Rules of Posture: How to Sit, Stand, and Move in the Modern World. Rochester, Vermont: Healing Arts Press, 2007. Chapter 3, “The Root of Posture,” pp. 54-71. See especially pp. 60-64.
- McDonald, Susann, and Linda Wood Rollo. Harp for Today: A Universal Method for the Harp. Louisville: MusicWorks, Harp Editions, 2008, p. 12.
- Renié, Henriette. Complete Method for Harp. Translated by Geraldine Ruegg. Paris: Aphonse Leduc, 1966, p. 7.
Hi! I'm a harpist based in Las Vegas. You'll find me practicing harp, teaching and practicing Pilates, cooking gluten-free dishes from my cookbook collection, creating games to help teach my piano students, playing gigs on the Strip and around Las Vegas, reading fantasy novels, and sleeping.