Re: [Harp-L] What's embossing?

On Fri, Dec 6, 2013 at 7:43 AM, Ross Macdonald <pdxharpdog@xxxxxxxxxxx>wrote:

> [embossing] can be  a very frustrating learning curve

I encourage all to try embossing.

I played harp for years and resisted learning it, because I didn't know how
much better the response would be! It's a joy to play!

My learning steps were:

   1. gapping
   2. fine [corrective] tuning
   3. embossing, arcing
   4. gross re-tuning with solder

Take your time. Learn to feel the pressure of your tool on the metal. Be
willing to toast a harp while practicing. If you over-emboss a little, you
can "take it back" with a gentle file.

If you don't enjoy the time invested, buy from a customizer. I think it's
worth learning!

Robert Hale
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