So I’ve finally bit the bullet and managed to rent a harp from The Harp Connection (an L&H Ogden) and found a local teacher with awesome credentials. My first lesson is going to be January 3rd, following a week’s vacation from work, so I figured that the best thing I could do in the meantime is relearn how to reread music. Does anyone have any suggestions for harp-specific music theory websites?
Is there anything else I might want to do in the meantime? I’m trying not to form any bad habits, but it’s hard to have the harp just sitting there, looking pretty, without attempting to play it. I’ve plucked out “Hot Cross Buns” and “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” but I’m 100% sure that I’m not doing it right.
Finally, does anyone else here have an Ogden that they travel with via public transit? I was originally told that I should be able to take it in the subway but after purchasing it, even with the shoulder bag, that seems like it would be a very difficult task. Going up and down stairs with it kind of terrifies me and I have access to a car only occasionally. My teacher said I probably would only need to bring my harp to a few lessons a month, so I’ll probably just get a cab for those days (she teaches only a few miles away). But I’m interested to see if anyone here has tried bringing their harp in the subway.