June 1, 2015

 

Warning: If you play the harp, people will accuse you of being an angel.  They do it all the time, usually with a snigger. Flattering? Cool? Methinks not! Accurate? Well...

The harp may be popular with the angels, at least according to the art world, but be assured, harp-players are not flimsy, floaty creatures. Quite the opposite in fact. To play like an angel, you have to practise like a devil. All those close-set strings are nightmarish until you get used to them. Years of grit and determination are needed to master the complexities of the instrument. Strong arm muscles are an absolute must if you want to take it anywhere. Not to mention a car with a big boot.

 

Harp-playing can appear shimmery and dreamy but, like...

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