You’ve heard the expression “I don’t do…whatever.” Well, harpists have their own special do’s and don’ts, things we can or can’t do because we play the harp. We have peculiar ways of looking at the world and music. Here are a couple of examples:
We DO ramps. We DON’T do spiral staircases.
We DO Tchaikovsky. We DON’T do Beethoven. (If he was really a genius, wouldn’t he have written more for harp? Just kidding…)
We DO minivans. We DON’T do Corvettes – sigh.
We DO drive. We DON’T do public transportation.
We DO fabulous concert shoes. We DON’T do fabulous long fingernails.
Here’s where I can use your help. It’s Monday, and I’m ready for a little humor. (I can hear some of you saying there is very little humor in this, but so be it.)
After all, harpists DO lists.