[Harp-L] How much is Enough?

Mike Rogers harpman9@xxxxx
Sun Aug 4 21:02:46 EDT 2019

I agree.  Nothing grates on my nerves like when I don't hit a bent note on the mark.  Michael Rubin suggested getting an inexpensive keyboard to practice with and it's a great way to work on pitch.  I bought a Cassio for around $40 and spend time on it.



On Sun, 4 Aug 2019 23:15:44 +0000 (UTC)
The Iceman via Harp-L <harp-l at xxxxx> wrote:

> If one decides not to tolerate being off pitch at all, one would probably evolve into a better musician...no matter what the instrument.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert Hale <ynfdwas at xxxxx>
> To: Harp-L <harp-l at xxxxx>
> Sent: Sun, Aug 4, 2019 5:43 pm
> Subject: [Harp-L] How much is Enough?
> Since we harp players struggle at times with accurate pitch, my mind is
> running with curiosity for HOW MUCH off-pitch we will tolerate, accept, or
> approve?.
> Also factored in would be HOW LONG we stay on a note of questionable pitch.
> (Duration)
> Third would be cultural norms and boundaries about pitch in a musical
> context.
> (This is where one of my harp students would exclaim "You have too much
> time on your hands!")
> Has anyone seen research on these questions?
> Robert Hale
> Serious Honkage in Arizona
> youtube.com/DUKEofWAIL
> Robert at xxxxx

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