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Old 10-18-2010, 09:34 AM
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Default new to harp guitar wish me luck!

I just purchase a used "Lark in the Morning" Dyer-style harp guitar. six normal strings and 6 bass strings. I hope this new journey is a fun one. I've been to some harp guitar forums already. any tips or good reading material to get me started?
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Okay I'm definitely wishing you luck. I have been close to picking up a Harp guitar myself but it hasn't worked out quite yet. I assume you've been here http://www.harpguitarmusic.com/ Enjoy, and I'll be following along this thread myself!
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I have been there. great resource! thanks! I've always been intrigued by the harp guitar and I guess I finally took the plunge! we will see how it goes
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Old 10-18-2010, 11:18 AM
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I would like to try playing one someday myself.... Please keep us informed.
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Old 10-18-2010, 12:24 PM
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Eric, that sounds fantastic. I'd love to see photos if you could post some please?

SMan, that electric harp guitar looks beautiful!

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check out Andy McKee on youtube
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I've seen a lot of Andy on youtube and he's an awesome guitarist. just doesn't do much for me. but thanks for the heads up!
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I've had my harp guitar for only 4 days and I really like it a lot. It really is fun to play. but I'm scared that I'll like it too much that I'll have to commission a better one
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Eric, welcome to the dark side.
You and everyone else who has an interest in the Harp Guitar should attend this weekends (Nov. 12-14) Harp Guitar Gathering 8 in Indianapolis. (Nov. 12, 13 & 14)

The Harp Guitar Gathering® is a weekend event, featuring two public concerts and a series of activities for registered participants. The concerts feature world class harp guitarists of many styles from around the globe, and are open to anyone, with individual tickets sold in advance and/or at the door. Registered Gathering participants may attend all the weekend's activities, including:
New Performer Showcases
Player Workshops
Luthier Panel and Presentations
Private Instrument Demos and Tryouts
Historical Presentations and/or Performances
Special Harp Guitar Presentations and Discussions
Opportunities for anyone who wishes to perform in front of others to do so in a casual or semi-formal setting
New and used instruments, CDs, DVDs, books and other harp guitar merchandise for sale
Visiting and Jamming with new and old friends throughout the weekend
Dinners, Socializing, Celebration of these wonderful instruments and each other!
The concerts and all weekend activities are included for participants who pay a single registration fee.

Discount spouse and family registrations available, as are some individual weekend events.

Who should come?

Everyone! You do not need to play or own a harp guitar to fully enjoy yourself for the weekend. Many instruments are available for sale, to try out, and borrow. 6-string guitar players and other musicians and lots of non-musicians come to listen, learn, socialize and explore our world.

We hope you will join us as well!
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so how was the gathering? sorry I couldn't make it!
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Duh! I should have included a link to Gregg's Blog. He has posted a brief description of each days events plus lots of other Harp Guitar related news.
http://harpguitars.net/blog/

If you go to the HGG page you can revisit past gatherings.
http://www.harpguitars.net/hgg/hgg.htm

Sometime in the next couple of weeks Gregg will update the HGG8 page with photos and more in-depth stories of all that happened.
It was going to be hard to top last years Williamsburg VA, Halloween hijinx. However, we did manage some hilarious moments this year as well as some outstanding performances and informative lectures. The panel on sub muting was both. Brad's genius to video the players techniques and display the close ups on a large screen led to his now famous quote," No! I want to be on top this time."
Keep up to date with everything HG related by following the threads on the Harp Guitar forum.
http://harpguitars.websitetoolbox.com/
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Old 11-21-2010, 12:01 PM
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Wow Stephen! That Harp guitar is fantastic looking! I'm still looking to pick one up, but they're hard to find, and a little pricey. I really like yours. Bevel and all. Did I say wow?
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here are pics of my harp guitar. after playing it for a few months, I'm really liking the thing! I have been practicing Hedge's Because It's There. Pretty awesome song and I'm getting the hang of it.

Unfortunately, I've been talking to one luthier about having one made...... Unfortunate because of the money, but fortunate because it surely would be fun. but here are the pics!




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Good luck with that one Eric! I was hanging out with Andy last week and he passed over the Greenfield harp guitar for me to play.



Great instrument, total masterpiece, but something that demands at least a year of calm, gentle dedication to get into I'd imagine...

Of course, Andy made it roar and it was wonderful!
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