Summerhays Notes

Songs for New Harpists

Apr 11th 2018

Songs for New Harpists

A lot of harpists remember fondly why they originally chose the harp and their very first days learning their instrument. No matter their age or musical background when they start, there is a lot of p …

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How to Lubricate a Trombone Slide

Mar 18th 2018

How to Lubricate a Trombone Slide

There are a lot of reasons your trombone slide may be slow. It could be misalignment or it could have some dents. Or, you may just need to clean and lubricate your trombone slide.First you will need t …

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Cleaning and Polishing Your Harp

Jul 3rd 2017

Cleaning and Polishing Your Harp

A good system of keeping your harp clean is to lightly dust the instrument once a day.Once a week do a more thorough dusting.The area in between the strings at the top of the harp is hard to get to, …

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Popular Harp Pieces for Wedding Season

Jun 6th 2017

Popular Harp Pieces for Wedding Season

For harpists, sometimes wedding season is an all year occasion!Here are some of our favorite pieces that are easy to learn, recognizable and popular for weddings. All of these solo pieces or harp arra …

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How to Wear Your Pratt Sprite Harp

May 26th 2017

How to Wear Your Pratt Sprite Harp

The Pratt Sprite lap harp is fun because you can wear it a couple of different ways when playing.In this video Harp Specialist Allison Brown shows us how to play the Sprite harp with the lap bar as we …

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