The chromatic harp 6/6 is based on alternated structures for semitones of whole-tone scale.

The first exercises that will be proposed will fill different needs:
– The knowledge of the two tailpiece and recognition of strings by name

The requirements for those who begin to study or for those passing by diatonic harps (pedal harp or levers) that typically use only the classic thumb-up position, or switches from chromatic harp 5/7 to the 6/6.
In this lesson you will be offered various topics:

  • a review of the classical approach to fingering combinations thumb up we talk about the 10% of the wealth of technical expertise and fingerings of a  chromatic harpist  6/6. The position of the thumb-up:position thumb up


  • The first techniques of independence between the fingers

Remind you that will be the only time the two hands have the same fingerings on the same notes.
Therefore we propose exercises on a single melodic line with a fingering that you can use with either the right or left hand and / or use on both the tailpiece to all their extent.

These exercises will be written in whole-tone scale of C you‘ll be transferring the same exercises in C #, you can rewrite the same exercises in the other shades but I think it will not be necessary.
recognize the notes on the entire tailpiece
think of a note as you like to touch it as quickly as possible, alternating both hands to find the same note but in different octaves

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Summary lesson:

mix the techniques like as a flexible scale, alternating the hands, the scale Wt of C and C#.

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Good Study!!!

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