February 8th, 2014


harp update

I've had my harp about a month and G has let me leave it in the living room, which lets me pick it up and play it. So far I've only learned one song, but I've be happily doing exercises and playing a bunch of different bits of songs.

Not having easy accidentals is taking a lot to get used to. But I love that I'm finally learning an instrument that can chord and that I can, in theory, sing while playing. I'm also getting really used to wearing it.

As with everything I do, I'm all over the map with what I'm playing with, but I'm making an effort with this instrument to let myself just learn with it anyway I see fit. I've set myself some deadlines (which I'm not sure if I'll meet, and that's ok.) I also don't want to play this harp as a traditional harp. I want to think about how it can have a unique voice that suits it and me. Rock harp.

Anyway, here's a little sample of some of the things I've been playing with that I think already sound neat (though I can't play much beyond these samples.)

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