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Do you play the harp?

Yes.
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No.
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No, but I'd like to someday.
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Postby Dylan » Wed Oct 29, 2008 7:56 am

I hope I´m replying in the right place...just joined so sorry if this is the wrong place. I´ve been "learning" to play for about 2 and a half years; its a dream come true and I love it more and more each day!
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Postby Grania » Wed Oct 29, 2008 6:54 pm

Join the club Dylan!

Although my little one hasn't been touched for weeks now :shock: :oops: :oops: :oops:
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harp malke

Postby Dylan » Thu Oct 30, 2008 2:33 pm

What harp do you have (make, number of stings etc)..?

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Postby Turlough » Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:57 pm

Dylan,
Going by photos Grania has posted in the past, this link describes her big harp:

http://www.mid-east.com/itemdesc.asp?ic ... DK&eq=&Tp=

and this one describes G's small harp:

http://www.mid-east.com/itemdesc.asp?ic=HTHA&eq=&Tp=
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Postby Grania » Thu Oct 30, 2008 4:52 pm

You anticipated me
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Postby Turlough » Fri Oct 31, 2008 1:01 am

Yeah, I jumped the gun a bit. :oops: Which one did you take along?
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Postby Grania » Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:29 pm

To Uni?

Both :lol:
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Postby Grania » Sun Nov 30, 2008 5:10 pm

How are you guys and your harps set up for Christmas? I'm chuffed to bits that after almost a year I've just managed to remember notes and fingering (both hands) for 'God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen' that I played as part of a large ensemble last year :D Trouble is, I only have my part of that ensemble, which is the tune in both hands on two octaves (I will say it sounds utterly gorgeous!), but does anyone have the chords for this in G major (that is, with F sharp, in case I've got my keys mixed up!)? If you have I'd love to know them!!!

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"God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen" chords for E minor

Postby Turlough » Sun Nov 30, 2008 10:47 pm

G, I'd say that for G major they could be

Em Bm Em C Bm
Em Bm Em C Bm
Am D G C EmC D
Em C Em Cma7 Em Bm Em
Em D
Em D G C G Cma7 Em Bm Em

That's depending on how often you want chord changes. Maybe I should send over a sample.
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Postby Grania » Mon Dec 01, 2008 5:31 pm

Thanks Turlough, that gives me something to work on, I should be fine from there :)
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Postby Turlough » Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:35 am

Today my new harp arrive in a harp-shaped cardboard box. This evening I've been tuning it, something new harps need a lot of. :P After a while it will be ready to take on my lap and practice. The cross strings take some getting used to, since the two courses are like the white and black keys.

It is a Caitlin, by Mid-East, so it's related to a couple other harps pictured frequently on this Forum. :wink:

Here is a master of the cross-strung harp, featured on a show called "Crescendo". (The feature comes after the "Crescendo" show title intro, played on organ.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLViAnIZ ... re=related

Harp players, try that one!
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Postby Turlough » Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:57 pm

For a couple of weeks I've been playing a Melody 26, made for me by Blevins Instruments. For once I can tune the levers to sharp the strings exactly!
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