mary-keller–2

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    mary-keller–2 on · in reply to: Shipping a large lever harp (Dusty Strings 36) to Hawaii #210166

    thanks for your info, chrissy. I guess i want to ship out my own lever harp because i love its tone so much. It took me a long time to fall in love with a lever harp, and every time i play it, i’m reminded why i chose it…but it’s an interesting suggestion…..!

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    mary-keller–2 on · in reply to: new pedal harp string brand–Premiere #195133

    I am confused.  The above string-by string chart presents the new Premier strings as being thinner, not heavier than the Bow Brand, except for a couple of the bass ones.  Yes?

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    mary-keller–2 on · in reply to: A question to the pedal harpist… #193148

    wait a second, let’s insert some common sense here. A novice is not likely to build a harp that sounds good! Buy or rent a lever harp for a few months, and learn many many
    things about the size, range, tone, and feel of the instrument before you try to make all the other decisions

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    mary-keller–2 on · in reply to: Harp Music Give-Away #190507

    i think the give-away is over. Many people contacted me. Thank you!

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    mary-keller–2 on · in reply to: Background color for rug #190463

    am not sure i’ve ever noticed the color of a rug in 50 yrs of playing the harp…BUT!! Have played in a restaurant here on Nantucket for years, and the staff sometimes wear vertically striped aprons, navy blue with white stripes spaced at same approximate distance as my strings…when they are doing something to my right as i play, it practically makes me cross-eyed..my rods and cones get totally flummoxed.

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    mary-keller–2 on · in reply to: Wedding gig rates in the U.S. and abroad #188389

    I live on Nantucket Island, which is a pretty popular place for destination weddings the last few years. i charge $400 for a wedding, which includes an hour, starting when I play my first notes. My hourly rate after the first hour is $200. i always offer a free consultation prior to the wedding date, that rarely lasts more than 30 minutes, and I never ever attend rehearsals. Most classical musicians around here charge very close to my rates; while flutists and cellists can waltz in a few minutes before the prelude music is due to start, I am always the first person to arrive, and the last to leave.

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    mary-keller–2 on · in reply to: Flying Commercial Airlines with a Lever Harp #109104

    When I posted my other inquiry, i didn’t mean checking the harp as baggage; i meant BUYING a ticket for it to sit next to me…I know cellists and bass players do this sometimes, so i’m wondering if anyone knows anything about airlines policies and harp-sized instruemtns taking up SEATS……??

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    mary-keller–2 on · in reply to: Rinaldo #109150

    I ADORE Daniel Burton, but his arrangement of Rinaldo is rather impure, with unnecessary arpeggios and fancy flourishes. The Barnwell arrangement is A+ perfection

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