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Helpful Harp Hint Tuesday: Planning Prevents Unhappiness

I recently spoke with a good friend who played two outdoor weddings this weekend. Neither of the musician contracts included a provision for rain which meant the musicians had no option but to find a way to keep instruments dry and honor their contract.

It's a good idea to have everything in writing, including your terms for bad weather. Many of my harpist friends include a sentence that allows them, not the client, make the final call regarding weather: rain in particular is an issue but cold and heat can be as well. It's not a bad idea to require shade for your set up.

Plan ahead. You'll be much happier when you get to the gig.
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#soundsculptress Triplett Christina Therapy Harp for sale. Full set of Camac Levers, Tuning key, backpack & shoulder strap. $1550.00
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If only there were a way to use this kind of motivation to get students to practice.
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Interesting thoughts on creativity.
At about 16:50 I think he out does John Cage.
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He's definitely an interesting character.
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Sometimes string charts for small harps get lost. Or, like me, you buy used and the harp doesn't come with one. Here's a nifty chart to help you figure out what you need:
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Have them in circles
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If you haven't heard of Dorothy Ashby, find a recording and listen.
#soundsculptress Happy Birthday @Dorothy Ashby!
Dorothy Jeanne Thompson
Born August 6, 1930
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Died April 13, 1986 (aged 55)
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Harp, piano, koto
Dorothy Jeanne Thompson (August 6, 1930 – April 13, 1986), better known as Dorothy Ashby, was an American jazz harpist and composer.[1] Ashby extended the popularization of jazz harp past a novelty, showing how the instrument can be utilized seamlessly as much a bebop instrument as the saxophone.[2] Her albums were of the jazz genre, but often moved into R&B, world and other musics, especially on her 1970 album The Rubaiyat of Dorothy Ashby, where she demonstrates her talents on another instrument, the Japanese koto, successfully integrating it into jazz
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+harpist Barbara Ann Fackler thank YOU! Dorothy's music can be found on iTunes
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A great workshop presented to the summer students at the Harriet Tubman Institute ~ July 2016.
How wonderful to be invited to do a workshop for the Harriet Tubman Institute For Research On It’s African Diasporas. The actual workshop took place in the Archives of Ontario building, Yor…
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There is something to being able to remember all the motions you go through to play a piece, even away from your instrument. How often do you ponder your music? Every detail of it, how it feels to place, to play, to hear each note with even tone and volume? Much of what your hands accomplish on the strings happens in your brain and ears. Remember the details away from the harp to help yourself at the harp.
Great advices! 
Discover how to shadow practice on guitar, and why it's so helpful, relaxing, and generally enjoyable. Tips for learning music, and a before-bed review.
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harpist Barbara Ann Fackler
Hearing harp music captured my heart as a 4 year old and I still find it magical. Specializing in performance, teaching and publishing arrangements for pedal and lever harp as well as for horn and harp.