In the previous post "Musicians: do we need technique?", we have seen how professional and amateur musicians can develop their instrumental technique in the daily life. This technique is essential to us for the reason that if it carries us it can also stop us even before putting our fingers on the strings. Whatever repertoire, whatever instrument, we all have to develop this technique and even more as soon as we try to reach a higher level.
Following the post "New school's year", we received many questions on the posture related to instrumental performance. We would like to thank our readers who have taken time to share their queries. During the next few weeks, Lise Enochsson will answer all of these questions in a general synthesis when the threads are similar. Prior to her answers, Lise will publish a post as an introduction to the topic, including preliminary exercises. After this, we will suggest some essential suggested reading in these matters.
This series of articles will be presented on a discontinuous basis for two reasons: the first reason is also the most important: such a subject can not be seen in just a few days or weeks. The process of learning a technique is a long term process; the same, if not more, as the one used to learn a tune. It's a step-by-step process which, often, steps backwards before going forward. A non-linear publication will give us the necessary time to assimilate and experiment with all the techniques seen, for better results.
The second reason is that we would like to keep the freedom of publishing any posts considered as important in the news regarding the Celtic harp. In order to easily follow this series related to technique, we have created a section simply called "Technique". This section can be found under the menu "Category" on the right column of the blog.
There is still time to submit your questions if you want. Finally, during this series, we would like to invite you to participate by sharing your own experience and thoughts on the subject.