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Postby miker » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:02 pm

I have attached a page from Britten's Ceremony of Carols. I'm setting up learning tracks for the choir. Among the (many) things that I know nothing about, the harp stands out.

I'm assuming the figure shown means to start on the high eighth note, and slides down to the chord, sort of like sliding your thumbnail down the strings. Is that right? Is there a way I can make Finale basic MIDI do that? It really isn't a big deal; I would just like to learn something new!
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Re: Harp

Postby David Ward » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:24 pm

It doesn't normally require the harpist's nails!

Anyway, since it looks like a straightforward diatonic glissando, Finale playback with the GIFF harp should just do it if you have glissando selected for playback in ‘Human Playback.’ Use the glissando from the Smart Shape Tool. Option click on the wavy glissando line and choose a straight line instead.

I hope I understood your question correctly!
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Re: Harp

Postby miker » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:50 pm

You did. Thanks, David.
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Re: Harp

Postby jdpmus » Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:24 pm

For real fun, try notating harp pedalings. Guaranteed to make you a heavy drinker

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Re: Harp

Postby N Grossingink » Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:33 pm

jdpmus wrote:For real fun, try notating harp pedalings. Guaranteed to make you a heavy drinker


Here's some advice that might be good for your liver:
https://www.harpspectrum.org/harpworks/composing_for_harp/composing_for_harp.shtml
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Re: Harp

Postby Gareth Green » Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:16 pm

N Grossingink wrote:
jdpmus wrote:For real fun, try notating harp pedalings. Guaranteed to make you a heavy drinker


Here's some advice that might be good for your liver:
https://www.harpspectrum.org/harpworks/composing_for_harp/composing_for_harp.shtml
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I just read that web page; I am now a heavy drinker ...
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