minstrel: Wire Harpers Unite! We have nothing to lose but
Fred (Flieg) Hollander
flieg at socrates.Berkeley.EDU
Fri Nov 30 10:34:18 PST 2001
Flieg here --
At 08:49 AM 11/30/01 -0800, Joan Garner wrote:
>Any other wire types out there? Periodically I begin
>to despair (like today, when I'm about to go drop
>another $50 at the manicurists)and give up and just
>switch to nylon. My own nails do not grow (yes I've
>tried every helpful hint known to mankind) so I spend
>a modest fortune keep silk fakes on.
I play a 22-string bronze-strung lap harp (Kirshner(?) -- Orion Harps)
which I love greatly for its tone and (for its size) volume. My nails grow
slowly and weak and I just make do by changing fingers if one nail happens
to be broken. (Usually happens during setup at an event or after a particularly
hard day of fighting.) By this you may judge that I don't do a lot of multi-
>Rosamonde, my harp, is a Triplett 20-string cherrywood
>lap harp with amazing and wonderful tone (as long as I
>can play with nails -- no nails & I'm a silent movie.)
>Has anyone out there done much with using harp to
Been thinking about it. I expect that what I would do is musical interludes
between "chapters" of a tale.
> I have a wonderful tape
>called "Harper in the Hall" -- available from Sylvia
>Woods (www.harpcenter.com). It's two sisters, I
>believe named Zaerr. One recites the story (Pearl,
>Sir Gawain & the Green Knight, etc.) and the other
>accompanies on harp.
>"A piano is just a harp in a coffin."
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