If you are playing an outdoor wedding, and the wind starts blowing and makes some music through your harp strings, do you pull the harp back and try to dampen the strings in the hopes of eliminating the “windchimes”?
oh Kelly don tell me about windy weddings, i have the whole experience about it, but a negative experience, flying scores, strings playing by it selves, turning pages, i do weddings especially at summer time, outdoor , i sit on the stage wich located inside the swimming pool and every thing is opened arround me only winds take the chance to play with me , i
This might be weird but I usually put my (long) tuning key on the stand to hold the page. It’s easier for me than trying to stick it under a rubber band (although that’s a good idea) and it’s heavy, plus I can move it when I need to to one side or the other or both. I use a binder with the pages too but they’re right, those pages turn by the wind often especially by the lake.
Yes, many windy weddings over the years here in Texas – I, too, have all my music memorized so that I don’t mess with page turns or run the risk of blown over music stands (that happened to a friend of mine and her music flew everywhere) – the wind here can be very “gusty” and unpredictable – I sometimes
Hi Helen –
It’s the last section of “Autumn” by Marcel Grandjany where the glissandi start – for the wind thing, I just change the pedals as though I was also playing the hands – it’s really fun – now, I bet you can hardly wait for another windy day 🙂
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