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Hello, it's me ... new to forum

Post by wen » Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:40 pm

My name is actually Wenda (not Wendy, Wanda, Linda, Gwendolyn, or Guinevere). Friends call me Wen.

I am a classically trained harpist. I've done music and songwriting for years; had started doing some Nashville pitches and getting some interest before I lost my job and my life fell apart etc. Anyway, I moved and got a new job and after I got settled in last year, I decided to re-commit to my goal of getting my music out there somewhere :) Most likely, film/tv and probably cues.

I've had several TAXI forwards, which were highly encouraging, so I decided to attend the Rally. What a brilliant move! I was soooo fortunate to meet some really fabulous people. I got some really encouraging feedback, and of course the sessions were awesome.

Anyway, I'd like to continue that feeling of belonging in a music community, so I've started hanging out in the forum a bit. I hope to get to know y'all.

Eventually, I also hope to get some feedback from people on what is working (or not) with my harp tracks. I get pegged as New Age almost immediately and maybe that is my true genre and I am just stubborn! But, I don't listen to New Age, I prefer stuff like U2, Foster the People, or even Gangnam style (LOL), so it kinda rubs me wrong. What I'm trying to do is achieve a new sound/genre that includes the harp. The screeners I talked with really liked the sound of the harp; what I'm trying to do now is put it with the right groove. After the rally, I have much better tools in approaching this problem.

However, if anyone does great grooves and you want to experiment with incorporating some harp into your grooves, or putting a groove to some harp tracks, email me wenda@harpmusic.info and we can trade files etc. I put this on the collaborator's forum also. I just got DrumCore and shall start my evil experiments pronto.

To wrap up, I just feel so blessed and appreciative of all the wonderful people I met and the feedback and encouragement that was shown me at the Rally. What an experience.

Chat me up.
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Post by eeoo » Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:32 pm

Hi Wen, welcome aboard! I would imagine you'll get plenty of collaboration opportunities because harp is such unique and cool instrument, talk about having a niche! Have you listened to much Joanna Newsome? Very interesting and cool stuff. If you get a sec post a link so we can hear what you're up to.

Good luck!

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Post by cardell » Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:32 pm

Welcome Wen. :)

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Post by kclements » Sun Nov 25, 2012 7:11 pm

Welcome to the boards. Would love to hear some of your music.

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Post by CrimsnSyrn » Sun Nov 25, 2012 7:16 pm

Welcome Wen!

Nice to meet you! :)

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Re: Hello, it's me ... new to forum

Post by Russell Landwehr » Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:56 pm

Heya Neighbor!

I listened to some of the stuff on your website after we met at the Rally. I was really surprised. I do have to admit you are breaking on through to the other side. Need to get you hooked up Native Instruments Guitar Rig or something eh?

Look forward to seeing you around more often.

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Re: Hello, it's me ... new to forum

Post by Robtoons » Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:19 pm

Welcome to the forums,
I think Ethan's right about collab opportunities, harps are cool!
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Post by mojobone » Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:22 pm

Welcome, Wen! :) :) :)
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Post by AndyKotz » Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:54 pm

Hi Wenda... :mrgreen:
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Re: Hello, it's me ... new to forum

Post by Kolstad » Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:33 am

Welcome to the forums Wen. Great comeback story! Harp should have good opportunities in film/tv work, I would imagine.

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