harp lights

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    Jerusha Amado on #189138

    Hello all,

    I have a really important gig lined up in September at one of the local resorts. The lighting may be somewhat dim but not completely dark; nevertheless, I suspect that it will still be difficult to see my strings. What is the name of the company that sells lights that go under the neck of the harp in order to illuminate the strings? If you’ve used these in the past, do they work well?

    Thanks for your help!

    Donna O on #189139

    Those lights are available from musicmakers http://www.harpkit.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=MK&Product_Code=ledset&Category_Code=.
    Hope this is what you are looking for. While I have not used them myself, I saw them in use on Kim Robertson’s harp and they seemed to do a good job.

    Jerusha Amado on #189141

    Thank you, Donna!

    RGBrown on #190160

    The string light solves your lighting needs and also accentuates the graceful curves of your harp.

    Elizabeth Volpé Bligh on #191635

    Lighting is so important for harpists! Ideally, there should be light focused from the side so that it illuminates the strings, and some focused on the music from a different angle. If you have a steady gig, it is worth the effort to ask the venue to have your lighting adjusted in this way, so that you don’t have to re-invent the wheel every time you go.

    Alyson Webber on #191646

    How did it go, Jerusha? Did you end up using harp lights or find another lighting solution?

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