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 Post subject: Harp Pedal Settings
PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:47 pm 
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Hi! As a harpist, I am very impressed with the harp features. Really, I am. That being said, there are two things about harp pedals that would be really cool if they could be added someday.

1) When you have two pedal changes at the same time, the Salzedo school displays them one on top of the other. Visually, it looks like your "letter-split" diagram...just with only the pedals that are being changed at that time. The Salzedo school would display them right foot (E, F, G, A) over left foot (D, C, B). So you would see under the staff:

F#
Bb

Multiple pedals that are on the same side are displayed as you have them.

2) When a single pedal is changed in close proximity of its previous change, the letter is often omitted and a straight line is used instead. It would look like:

G#--------------------b---------------------#

(It basically tells the harpist, "Hey, don't even bother taking your foot off of this pedal, you're just gonna have to change it right back.")


EXTRA CREDIT: I know I said "only two" but here's another thing. It's not a universal harp thing, so I hesitate to mention it, buuuuuuuuut in the Salzedo school, if you have to move a "right foot" pedal with the left foot, the pedal change would be in a box. I'm on my way now to create images of all of this...wish I would have thought of that before I started typing.

Again, your harp stuff is way cool!


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