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  • #111950
    Charles
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    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?

    thanks

    Charles

    #111951
    B Y
    Participant

    I don’t.

    #111952
    kay-lister
    Member

    Hi Charles,

    I have always arrived at any gig location 1 hour before I’m scheduled to play.

    #111953
    David Ice
    Participant

    Hi Charles,

    I agree with Kay.

    #111954
    andy-b
    Participant

    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 then

    #111955
    john-strand
    Participant

    excellent advice all around – weddings are really super special events for the folks involved and

    #111956

    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.

    #111957
    Charles
    Participant

    Thanks Everyone!

    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.

    #111958
    john-strand
    Participant

    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 break

    #111959
    Charles
    Participant

    That would be intresting for sure. It’s also just dawned on me that I’ll be performing while

    #111960
    andy-b
    Participant

    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!

    #111961
    Charles
    Participant

    Hello Everyone!

    I hope you all had a special time

    #111962
    Leigh Griffith
    Participant

    Hi Charles,

    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.

    Leigh

    #111963
    unknown-user
    Participant

    Charles,

    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.

    Haveing? Tuneing?

    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?

    #111964
    unknown-user
    Participant

    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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