Posts by Elizabeth Webb

How do I record and sell copyrighted harp music?

Do you frequently have people at your performances ask if they can buy your CD (except you don’t have one)? While the thought of recording a CD to sell may be daunting, it is less difficult than in past years. If you will be recording your own original compositions, public domain pieces, or your own…

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Qualities of a Good Harp Performance Dress

You have the performance scheduled and the repertoire chosen. Now it’s time to choose an outfit. The most popular outfit choice for female harpists is a dress. Here are things to consider when choosing a dress. Length – In general, with the harp longer is better. I like to wear dresses that can be used…

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YouTube Harp Masters

YouTube and Facebook are filled with incredible videos of harpists playing everything from classical to rock. Watching another harpist play can inspire and motivate as well as help with technique. When I am asked to play a piece I do not know, one of the first things I do is search YouTube to see if…

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Fingernails for Harpists

So you decided to take the plunge and learn to play the harp. Good for you! Time to clip your nails. You read that right. Choosing to play the harp means choosing to keep your nails short. While there are styles of harp playing that do use nails, primarily outside the United States, you are…

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Portable harp platform for playing outside

Have you ever wanted to play your harp outside but were worried about it sitting on dirt, grass, sand, or gravel? I too used to have this dilemma, trying various solutions for years. I tried everything from doormats that were too thin, ugly, and shaped wrong to large, heavy, cumbersome¬†platforms that took up too much…

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