Re: Poll - Concerning Ability

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Posted by Jim Lukens on February 01, 2002 at 08:12:49:

In Reply to: Poll - Concerning Ability posted by PepperBox on January 31, 2002 at 11:23:44:

: My poll question: Is it possible to master the harp to the point where playing notes and/or melodies is as easy as improvisational whistling? (or to put it another way) Can anyone out there play the harp note-for-note, as easily as they can whistle? Comments appreciated.

I've often wondered the same thing. I'm most DEFINITELY not there, but I think any skill can become that intuitive if you practice enough.

You're able to whistle improvisationally because you've probably been whistling since age 10. After awhile, it becomes second nature and you don't have to think about anything other than the tune that's in your head.

I always figure any skill's gonna take me 10 years or more to get what I consider to be good with it. But, I'm also a slow learner.

Also, like Dave Gage's article basically said - to become a good player, play. And have fun with it.

Jim Lukens

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