Carlin

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  • in reply to: Opinion on a harp part #217674
    Carlin
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    Thank you so much for the help everyone. I needed opinions from more experienced harpists in order to talk to them, since I am an amateur so they probably won’t take it from me if I said this is an awful piece for the harp.

    Victoria, yes, I did notice that too. I guess the harpist in the video decided to edit the part and leave out most of it to make it work.

    Gretchen, thanks for the advice. I will discuss it with them and try to find the best solution, or maybe as Sylvia suggested, just ask a piano to play it 🙂

    in reply to: do you talk to your harp? #139042
    Carlin
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    Yes, usually when I got really frustrated when the strings keep breaking. I dont name them though, I just call them by their model name, like Daphne. They are my babies and I hug them too sometimes for no apparent reason than just feeling like it

    in reply to: help…string keeps breaking #78073
    Carlin
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    What should I do if there’s a sharp part on the nut where the string touches it?

    in reply to: Duet for Harp-4 hands by Marie-Martin Marcel Marin #62145
    Carlin
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    Out of curiosity I asked someone to sit on the harp, with me standing behind her and play some of the 1st harp’s part. It does seem to work, though I guess the one standing will end up playing very high up on the strings. Quite awkward but it seems doable…and it helps if the one sitting is petite.

    in reply to: Duet for Harp-4 hands by Marie-Martin Marcel Marin #62141
    Carlin
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    Yes, please, Tacye…this is very interesting..

    in reply to: Harp transport wihout a case? #62725
    Carlin
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    Are there any harps you can rent in the country you’ll be playing? It just seems such a long way to transport your harp all the way from Europe.

    in reply to: Where do you prefer to buy strings? #77414
    Carlin
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    I used to buy from Sylvia Woods and Vanderbilt, but now Vanderbilt won’t use USPS for international orders anymore…so shipping will now cost me around $20 or more, which i can’t afford.

    in reply to: question about high humidity #77035
    Carlin
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    Yes, actually…it’s the 2nd octave that is breaking like crazy. That’s about the same range as yours…from the F above middle C and up. The other octaves are quite fine.

    in reply to: question about high humidity #77033
    Carlin
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    It happens with my pedal harp as well. The weather has been horrible the past few weeks, with humidity swinging to and fro between 50-70% and my harp isn’t very happy at the moment.

    in reply to: Nylon strings for Artone lever harps #76980
    Carlin
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    These shops sell Artone harps. I’d imagine they would have the strings to go with them
    http://www.jsmusic.biz/index_topic.php?did=160661&didpath=/160655/160661
    http://www.chairman.hk/chairman-wedsite/New-chairman/product-page-folder/Product-page-harps.html

    A couple of my friends also use Bow Brand Silk Gut on their Artone harps.

    in reply to: Problems in changing strings #76888
    Carlin
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    No, it’s definitely the right string 🙂 and I really have to order more as I’m down to my last one unfortunately.

    in reply to: Problems in changing strings #76886
    Carlin
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    I am absolutely useless at tying knots..my hands are too slippery to properly tighten them, so I’m always struggling. So after 4 very sore fingers, a bruised hand (knocked my hand repeatedly trying to get the string through the soundboard) and 5 broken strings, I’m now trying the alternative knot. Crossing my fingers that this one will hold. Thanks for sharing the diagram, Katie…

    in reply to: Shipping a harp over seas? #112640
    Carlin
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    I have shipped my harp back to Salvi in Italy for repairs last year. As I don’t have a proper harp box, I found a company that specializes in packaging pianos and antique furniture to do the packaging for me.

    I live in Indonesia so I imagine things would be different for you. But for me, the hard part was finding a company that would ship my harp by sea, as most of them would only serve companies and not individual customers….and I can’t afford sending it by air.

    The sea freight from Indonesia to Italy itself only costs me $150, but other costs (handling, customs etc) adds up to about $2000 one way. The journey itself takes 1 month, but customs clearance etc takes another month.

    I realize it may be completely different in the US, but I hope you got somewhat useful information..

    in reply to: Brand new pedal harp!!!!!!!! #76737
    Carlin
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    Congratulations on your new harp! My first one was a Daphne 47 too…and I remember how excited I was when I got her. You definitely should keep your lever harp..I sold mine and have regretted doing it ever since.

    in reply to: Aged strings. #76871
    Carlin
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    Tacye, how do you put on an old string back on a harp? I can never manage to put on a new string without enough spare length to hold on to while turning..

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