Originally posted by mikelom
I have wanted to play the harp for a long time, and am considering investing in one to see if it is a viable instrument for me to play.
I play classical guitar,as most know, and therefore have the right hand for triplets and long stretches, and my left hand is rhytmical and base. I have heard transposing/transforming to harp isn't too difficult for a clas ...[text shortened]... y make that won't break the bank, and some possible books to get me started?
First, do you have any of your guitar music on say, you tube or myspace? I'd love to hear your work. As to harps, the big concert harps are VERY expensive, I play at the harp, a small irish harp. Leboeuf, a long time buddy plays here, his wife has two classical harps, huge puppies! I repaired one of them for her. I would suggest getting a smaller south american harp before you invest 10 thousand or more in a classic harp and getting a good teacher.
Here is a link to a harp site, featuring Peruvian harps and there is one solo and one band with a folk dance.