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    Hi,

    I have just posted a harp composition (first one, I started playing 3 weeks ago):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6QZz1NyoJU

    Give me your impressions'

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    Hi there,

    Its great you're writing for harp - we need more music to compete with the Violins etc! You can hear some of our compositions and music on our website www.4girls4harps.com and read our blog about the harp on http://4girls4harps.blogspot.com/

    Keep harping!

    4 Girls 4 harps

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    Hi,

    Thx for the message, I have been listenning to your music on your website, what you did is truely amazing and beautiful, wonderful work, a real pleasure to listen'

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    What a delightfully simple and melodious harp song!

    The beautiful tones of the harp isn't something that would make you think of finger calluses. You must be very pleased with it.

    I'd love to park a harp like that in my lounge and come back home to unwind on. Instead, I get to irritate the hell out of everyone with my violin

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    Thx a lot, playing the harp is a wonderful experience, you should really try some day. Violin is beautiful but it is true that false notes even sound good with the harp somehow'

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    Quote Originally Posted by mozarta View Post
    Hi,

    I have just posted a harp composition (first one, I started playing 3 weeks ago):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6QZz1NyoJU

    Give me your impressions'
    Very nice. It's great that you're able to write for an instrument you just started. I assume you've played another one for a while?

    A while ago I tried using harp samples for one of my compositions, but felt like I should know a bit more about the instrument in order to do that well. One of my favourite sounds along with the viola and clarinet, anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4girls4harps View Post
    Hi there,

    Its great you're writing for harp - we need more music to compete with the Violins etc! You can hear some of our compositions and music on our website www.4girls4harps.com and read our blog about the harp on http://4girls4harps.blogspot.com/

    Keep harping!

    4 Girls 4 harps
    Great project. The ragtime transcription is ace.

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    Thanks for your comment, I played piano (you can see my channel too inside my harp video if you wish). I wondered how your composition was like? (do not hesitate to share it)
    Otherwise, I totally agree those 4 harpists definitely rock

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    I gave up on that one actually, but I definitely want to use the harp again as soon as I have a decent idea :-)

    Your rendition of Paint it black is impressive. I will check more of your work. Mine is on display on several sites, including these:

    ReverbNation

    MySpace

    (slow and quiet impressionist music, mostly)

    I'm currently finishing a 2nd album and rearranging old compositions for guitar & viola, so any feedback is welcome :-)

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    Thanks Satiesfaction, I have been checking your myspace, you have some nice compositions. We can feel the Satie influence, the compositions for viola and guitar are cool but I really liked "Bonheur chimique", I thought it was well composed and pretty.

    Thanks for checking my videos as well, if you want to see more, I would advise you to watch Dies Irae Mozart and Paganini Piano.

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    Thanks. The pieces for guitar & viola are rather simple, but I felt they probably deserved to be recorded at last.

    It's funny you mention "Bonheur Chimique", it seems to be most people's favourite on my upcoming album. I was uncomfortable with it at first, because of its mellow character and of a tiny quote from "La vie en rose", but it's maybe not as obvious as I feared.

    I watched your videos. I suppose you started from Liszt's transcriptions and twisted them a bit. Actually, Liszt's Etudes (by Jorge Bolet) were the first classical CD I bought, if I remember well.

    And this CD



    is also one of my favourites, but it seems out of print now.

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    I enjoyed that very much Mozarta. Keep them coming. Chopin's harp studies are a big influence to me lately. Mozarta, please check this out

    http://www.youtube.com/jamiefdalton#p/a/u/0/aUpWTv5VcSU

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pianoforte View Post
    I enjoyed that very much Mozarta. Keep them coming. Chopin's harp studies are a big influence to me lately. Mozarta, please check this out

    http://www.youtube.com/jamiefdalton#p/a/u/0/aUpWTv5VcSU
    A graceful little tune. I love the way it builds up.

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    Thanks Satisfaction

    I thought it especially relevant on this thread because its arpegio driven and I listen to Mozart constantly and feel his influence in my playing. I think it shows with my persistant lack of dissonance!

    To be able to play piano and harp like Mozarta is incredible. Mozart's Flute and Harp concerto is beyond words. I bite my nails so I suppose I'm out to even try to learn the harp!

    Mozarta where can I see you on piano??

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    I heard it's better to have short nails to play the harp, you just use your fingertips. Now you have no excuse

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