HOW'S YOUR HARPING - HANDS!

HILA LEVER HARP STUDENT CHECK-IN

How are you and your harp?

HARP IN LA would like to make sure everything is going great with you, your lessons and your harp!

Show me your hands!
Take good care of me!

Do you need any help?

SHOW ME YOUR HANDS!

Can you believe it, your hands are PLAYING THE HARP! Bravo!

You might even have little calluses on your fingers. Be sure to practice regularly, so your calluses can form slowly and without pain. Your hands are very important to your tone*, so take good care of them, please!

How many fingers does it take to play your harp? CLICK ME to take Sylvia's hand quiz.

*TONE: From the latin, tonus. The quality or character of a sound. "You have a beautiful tone when you play the harp!"

TAKE GOOD CARE OF ME!

Here are a few things to remember to keep your harp 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 leave your 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.

REMINDER: NO CHEESE POPCORN WHILE PLAYING!

Need help? Ask! Email or call us anytime. Enjoy your harp!