Music for the harp is very like that for the piano. Although piano music it is not always possible for a harpist to perform piano music largely due to pedal changes and complications. Harp music is notated on two staves with treble and bass clefs. In special cases there is an additional stave added due to pedal problems, an easy and more tricky option, specific ornaents writen out, etc.
Examples of Harp music can be seen below:
Which hand plays where?
Like the piano, the right hand plays the treble and the left hand plays the bass - IN GENERAL! Beause the right arm wraps around the instrument the right hand will struggle to reach lower than a 5th below middle C. The Left hand can reach the entire way of the instrument but tends to get in the way of the harpists head if it is too high for too long.
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