Re: Was Tone Now Cupping in the Tub

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> Robb wrote:
> >If you ever practice in the tub ... try this: Get your hands pretty wet
> [shake them off so they're not dripping] and get the best cup you can
> around a smooth shortharp ... you'll feel your hands
> being pulled in and out- and you'll know that you have a great cupping
> position.
From: "Rick B" <rick@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Harp-L" <harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2003 9:50 AM
Subject: Was Tone Now Cupping in the Tub
> That sounds like an interesting teaching technique!
> Maybe you wouldn't want to use it with all your students though.
> I can see a thread starting up about how to micropore your hands....
> Rick B

Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2003 10:02:31 -0800
From: "Joel Fritz" <jfritz666@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Was Tone Now Cupping in the Tub

Latex gloves with a coating of petroleum jelly or vacuum o ring sealer.  <g>


Anyone thinking of employing this cupping technique be aware that Petroleum
Jelly will compromise the integrity of the latex glove seal, also it'll collect
any dust and muck around and if you get it on your harps or hands you'll have a
real mess to deal with.  You're best to use a water based sealant like KY Jelly,
Chap stick or that other water soluble "sensitive skin safe" jelly thats been
suggested for slides.

Micropore may work for a while, but it gets dirty and leaves behind half the
adhesive after extended periods of time making it a mess to deal with.  If
you're a wet player it'll absorb a lot of moisture and tend to peel off in the
middle of a gig.

I think Robb hit the nail on the head: water is the safest & easiest sealant for
the job - just keep a bowl handy on stage.  No mess no fuss.

Now suggesting O Ring sealer is just getting silly.



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