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Here’s a handy guide to help you keep those fingers in the right place.


  • One thing to note when playing the harp is that you need to really focus on where your hands are ending up when they’re on the strings.
  • We notice as harp teachers that students can fall into bad habits which could eventually hurt their hands; one thing that is very obvious is having your thumb pointing down.
  • When we put our hand on the harp we need our thumbs up and our fingers pointing down.
  • So we can imagine that the people in front of us are getting a big thumbs up and our fingers are pointing down on the strings.
  • Play your thumb, then each finger.
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