HILA RENTAL FOLLOW-UP

HARP IN LA RENTAL

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HOW ARE YOU DOING?

HARP IN LA would like to make sure everything is going well with you, your lessons and your rental:


Monthly payments

Playing and tuning.

Tune me, please!
Taking care of your rental.
Listening.
Connecting.

MONTHLY PAYMENTS

Your monthly rental payment is $68.00. You may send us payment every month by check or the best way to pay for your rental every month is to set up an auto pay with your bank from your checking account. Auto payments are made payable to Harp In LA and mailed to:


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 flex, stretch and grow their tone and your ears need to learn what the correct tone for each note should sound like.


The best way to train your harp and your ears is to Tune, Tune, Tune!


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. "Your tone is beautiful, what technique!"

TUNE ME PLEASE!

TUNE, TUNE, TUNE!

One of the best things you can do for your harp is to tune it and not just the strings you play - all the strings! Your harp needs to feel even tension and be in correct pitch everyday of its life to feel calm and happy. And tuning is a great way for your ears to learn how notes should sound.


Peterson Strobe Tuners are the tuners used in many harp factories during the last regulation process.iStroboSoft is a mini version you can download to your iPad, iPhone or Android. Don't be intimidated by this app; everything you see on the screen is there to help you. If you are confused by the app, have your teacher show you how to use it correctly.


Some find Cleartune's Note Wheel app easier to read and not so intimidating. Learn about both, and tune, tune, tune!


CLICK ME to learn about Peterson's Apple Tuner App.

CLICK ME to learn about Peterson's Android Tuner App.


CLICK ME to learn about ClearTune's Apple App.

CLICK ME to learn about ClearTune's Android App.

TAKE GOOD CARE OF ME!

Here are a few things to remember to keep your rental in good playing condition:


DUST LIGHTLY:

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.

CONNECT ARTISTICALLY

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 or 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.


Join HARP IN LA'S email newsletter list and FaceBook page. We'll keep you informed with everything harping in LA!

LISTEN TO HARP IN LA RADIO

A great way to learn is to listen!

CLICK ME and listen to some great music, harpers and harpists on HARP IN LA RADIO!

AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, ENJOY!

Music comes from deep down inside of you, that's why people LOVE to hear you play. Enjoy playing the harp and the music that is within!


Let us know if there is anything we can do.

HARP IN LA

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