Stools for Tall People

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    roy-clement on #156400

    Hello,

    I am just starting out as an adult student of the Harp. I am using a Troubador currently and planning on moving to a full size when I sharpen my skills.

    Current problem: when I sit in a regular stool, I am too tall for the harp, I hits me in the center of the chest. A foot stool seems to be too low.

    I am 6’4″ with a 6’6″ wingspan. Any advice on stools or instruments? (Please do not recommend the DoubleBass, I have heard it :))

    Thanks,
    Roy

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    patricia-jaeger on #156401

    Ask a friend to come over with one of those steel measuring tapes that pull out of a palm-sized container, and have a locking device at the side for keeping the tape extended where you choose. Go to your Troubadour harp without a chair but bend your knees behind it until, with your arms extended forward as if to play, but without raising your shoulders, they are comfortably in the middle of the strings. Have the friend measure from your bottom, to the floor and lock the tape so the number of inches can be read by both of you. Now you can staighten yourself out of that uncomfortable position!

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    Gretchen Cover on #156402

    Roy,

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    Saul Davis Zlatkovski on #156403

    Putting a harp on any kind of raised surface is dangerous. They tip over very easily.

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    Gretchen Cover on #156404

    Umm, how can

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