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Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2003 13:04:23 -0400
From: "Rick B"
Subject: Technical Innovations

What contemporary (living) harp players have polished some technique of
their playing such that this technique has become an essential part of their
overall style (on one or more CDs)?


Here are the ones I can think of:

Howard Levy --Overblows www.levyland.com/audioclips.htm
John Popper --Speed
Richard Hunter --counterpoint (playing two distinct melodies at once)
www.hunterharp.com/
Dave Gage -- Use of tongue switching to play octave jumps quickly,
sort of like Eddie Van Halen's guitar tapping. www.davegage.com/

Can you think of any others? Do you think any of these contributions more
important than the others?

--Rick Beall
www.bluesharp.org