November 6, 2007 at 9:36 pm #111950
I’m about to play for my little sisters wedding.
I dont’ think i’ll have to but how do you deal with haveing to do a touch up tuneing during a wedding?
CharlesNovember 7, 2007 at 12:36 pm #111951B YParticipant
I don’t.November 7, 2007 at 1:35 pm #111952kay-listerMember
I have always arrived at any gig location 1 hour before I’m scheduled to play.November 7, 2007 at 3:00 pm #111953David IceParticipant
I agree with Kay.November 7, 2007 at 7:14 pm #111954andy-bParticipant
I’ve had to leave a tuning key on my harp as David suggested, but I highly recommend wrapping a rubber band around the tuning key and thenNovember 7, 2007 at 9:59 pm #111955john-strandParticipant
excellent advice all around – weddings are really super special events for the folks involved andNovember 8, 2007 at 12:20 am #111956steven-todd-millerMember
I agree– if it’s not too bad, just live with it– but I have had the rare occasion where there has been a freakish change in temperature or barometric pressure at outdoor weddings where I had to do something. You just pluck as quietly as you can and do your best to take care of it in 5 seconds or less.November 8, 2007 at 12:22 am #111957
It was so nice to hear from so many other male harpist.
My sister is very excited as are many of the guest you would think it’s the first time- well for most of them it will be the first time they see and hear a live harp.
I plan on letting my harp get use to the church 2 days before the wedding so it should be good to go.November 8, 2007 at 12:46 am #111958john-strandParticipant
A friend of mine who goes back to the days of Keijan Attl in the 20s and 30s said that in those days in the high humidity strings would breakNovember 8, 2007 at 1:52 am #111959
That would be intresting for sure. It’s also just dawned on me that I’ll be performing whileNovember 8, 2007 at 2:36 pm #111960andy-bParticipant
If you’re playing pedal harp, make sure you also practice in the shoes you’ll be wearing, especially if you’re one of those who practice barefoot or in socks!November 24, 2007 at 1:38 am #111961
I hope you all had a special timeNovember 24, 2007 at 2:26 am #111962Leigh GriffithParticipant
Glad to hear that everything went so smoothly! Great! There are definite advantages to indoor weddings.
I didn’t play the harp for my son’s wedding on the third of Nov. and I
am glad! It was outdoors on the beach by the lake the day that the
remnants of hurricane Noel came through. They were married in the calm
before the storm – literally! It began to rain just as we were getting
into our cars to head to the reception. That was one day I was glad I
didn’t have to take my harp out of the house.
LeighNovember 24, 2007 at 11:27 pm #111963unknown-userParticipant
I hope you play harp better than you spell. If I was a bride-to-be looking for a harpist, I would not even consider you.
If you can’t spell these simple words (or don’t bother to double-check what you write) do you even know how to tune a harp?November 24, 2007 at 11:30 pm #111964unknown-userParticipant
I disagree – they might not notice that you have an out-of-tune string, but unless they are deaf, they will notice that it doesn’t sound right and think you are a poor musician.
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