I’m a fairly new harpist, and very hungry for other people to talk to about this wonderful instrument, the passion of it, and to share help and tips!
I got my harp about two years ago (much to my chagrin, I haven’t played it consistently in that time, but I’m trying!), it’s a Dusty Strings 26 string, partially levered beginner harp. I love it to bits! While simple, I know that my musical ability isn’t enough to give a larger harp it’s due justice. However, I do dream of a larger one, someday!
I dreamed of playing the harp since I was 13, and was… somewhat laughed at for it. My biological father doesn’t really understand how that stuff can affect people (he’s sort of socially inept, as much as he is super smart!), but it crushed me, and I didn’t imagine I would ever realize that dream. It moved to the shelf, I tried not to think about it… till, one day, I decided I would give it a go!
The time was right, I had enough from my student loan, I bought it. When I took it home, I couldn’t believe it was mine!
Anyways. I’m a Creative Writing major, just finished my degree. I work at a popular coffee shop. I’ve sang in a choir for a couple years at the end of highschool, so I have a little bit of musical understanding… but things like time signature and tempo trip me up pretty bad. I’m 29, don’t have kids, but I have been married before. I hope to be getting married to my current boyfriend, and best friend of 11 years, in 2017.
As I said, I’m dying to make some harpist friends!