Re: Electric Harp and extreme bender

ShMclendon@xxxxxxx wrote:

> <PRE>Just a thought. IM not sold on an electric harp or an extreme bender. we talk
> a lot about tone on here what is or is not good tone what makes it and why ..
> if we can all agree that what makes good tone is the link between your mouth
> the harp combined with your cup around the microphone and that part of what
> gives the harp a voice like no other is that we can play a note laggto or
> staccato or slide and slur the notes would we not loose part of the voice we
> get from the harp?????
> --

Yes, the way one would get good tone or "voice" from the harp would change.  The
innovators would have to come up with new ways to generate good tone from this new
harp.  It's no different than what happened with the guitar when the first electrics
came on the scene.  There were those who jumped into the fray and developed new and
different modes of expression on what was then a new instrument...Jimi Hendrix for
example.  A truly electric harp won't replace the traditional acoustic harp but would
simply provide an additional voice for the harp player.  I think the electric Turbo
Harp is a great innovation and can't wait to see it available to the public soon.

Don D.

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