HARP IN LA RENTAL
Harp In LA
P O Box 65963
Los Angeles, CA 90065
PLAYING AND TUNING
Playing and tuning keeps your harp and your ear in tip-top shape. Instruments need to flex, stretch and grow their tone, and your ears need to learn what the correct tone for each note should sound like.
So, play your harp and keep it in tune, it's the best thing you can do for it - and for your ears!
CLICK HERE to see a string chart for your rental harp.
Talk with your teacher, make sure you know how to tune your harp correctly.
Need more info? Ask HILA.
*TONE: From the latin, Tonus. The quality or character of a sound. "Marcia, your tone is beautiful, what technique!"
TAKE GOOD CARE OF ME!
Here are a few things to remember to keep your rental in good playing condition:
You don't need to to do much to keep your harp happy-clean. For dust, wipe your harp down using a plain dust cloth or chamois cloth. For fingerprints or smudges, use just a little bit of Endust. It is the only wood cleaner with no wax or polish in it.
PHEW, IT'S HOT IN HERE...:
Never, EVER leave your rental harp in a parked car. Heat builds up in a parked car and can literally melt the glue that holds your harp together. This damage may not be immediate, but it can cause your harp to fall apart - even explode!
OUCH - THAT HURTS!
Professional harpists always remove watches, bracelets, necklaces, brooches, and dangling earrings before they begin playing their harp. These items can scratch the harp and also distract you (and your audience) while playing. Belt buckles and shirts with large buttons or studs also can hurt your harp.
Surrounding yourself with artistic and musical endeavors can really motivate your harp playing. Attend a concert, dance performance, art exhibit, even a beautiful meal!
Start a journal; draw pictures and write about how the music you are playing makes you feel. Good days, bad days, all days are creative days. Become involved in the harp community and familiar with other harpists and their music.
AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, ENJOY!
Let us know if there is anything we can do.