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What I hate about being a harpist

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  • #105197

    I hate not being able to open packages because I have no fingernails, and have to eat plastic all the time trying to bite them open.

    #105198
    tony-morosco
    Member

    That is funny. I have thought the exact same thing on more than one occasion.

    #105199
    unknown-user
    Participant

    I hate paying so much for strings!

    #105200
    unknown-user
    Participant

    I hate it when people seem to enjoy going round my fingers and checking out every deformity plucking has caused to the tips of the fingers.

    Ye and i hate the nails thing too.

    #105201

    I hate the monthly payment on my harp for the next 5 years.

    #105202
    diane-michaels
    Spectator

    And what about not getting a good scratch going when you’ve got an itch?

    #105203
    paul-wren
    Participant

    I’m with you, trying to open a can of soda! Ugh! I hate that. And the price for everything has just gone thru the roof! Strings included! We are harpists, not millionaires!

    #105204
    Victor Ortega
    Participant

    I leave my pinky nails a little bit long so I can pick up paperclips and the such.

    #105205

    Ah, I

    #105206
    tony-morosco
    Member

    That’s one of the benefits of not having a pedal harp at the moment. I can get both of my lever harps, an amp, and my full gig bag in to my MINI with no problem.

    #105207
    Evangeline Williams
    Participant

    The fingernail issue has never been a problem for me.

    #105208

    I hate having to schlep my entire living room with me for a gig.

    #105209
    Jerusha Amado
    Participant

    I hate the fact that I have to have somebody help me move my Salzedo into my truck and take it out upon reaching my destination.

    #105210
    Kari T
    Participant

    I totally agree with you, Saul , about the no fingernails and trying to open packages especially new cds. The other problem is keeping my fingernails short enough to play. I have only been playing for about 9 months now but my fingernails just aren’t adapting to being kept so short. I can’t clip them anymore because when I do I cut that sensitive skin under the nail and does it ever hurt. I am now reduced to filing the heck out of them and callousing my fingertips more from the file than my harp strings. My husband’s nails seem to stay short with no clipping or filing has this happened to anyone else and if so do you have any tips on how to keep them from growing so fast?

    Kari

    #105211

    Well, gee, people usually want their nails to grow and take supplements to help it, so I guess a poor diet would slow them down. Or use clippers instead of a file. I like to bite my nails.

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