One of the thing that attracted me the most with the harp is the ability to play the harp and sing at the same time.
It’s much harder to do that with the recorder 😉
However, it turns out that it’s way harder than I thought to be able to dissociate what the hands do and what the voice does. Especially considering the fact that the hands are themselves dissociated. It goes like this :
– Left hand
– Right hand
Do you have any tips for playing and singing at the same time?
Do you usually sing and play the same melody (with, for example, the left hand in accompagnement, the right hand playing the melody and the voice singing on top) or do you play the harp in accompagnement only?
I find that one of the problems with singing at the harp is the fact that I am sitting down. When I sang in chorals, we would always stand up : sitting down compresses the diaphragm and does not allow for proper voice projection.
I’ve checked with my teacher and my posture at the harp is correct, so that’s not the problem. Anyone have the same issue?
I’ll be happy to read any ressources you may have on the topic!
Thank you for your inputs 🙂