Interesting things Harpists Hear

Harpists hear lots of interesting things at gigs and concerts, or upon telling someone what instrument they play. Some are humorous, some complimentary, some very cliché, and some are well, just interesting.

  • “I bet you wish you learned the flute instead!”
  • “How much are you getting paid for that gig?”
  • “Where’s your halo?”
  • “How much do harps cost?”
  • “It doesn’t even matter what string you play, it makes good music no matter what!”
  • “Do your fingers ever bleed?”
  • “Do you have a trailer to haul that in?”
  • “I bet you wished you played the flute instead!”
  • “Do you know any boy harpists?”
  • “Will you play at my wedding for free?”
  • “You look like a harpist.”
  • “Is it similar to the violin?”
  • “We’ll all be playing the harp together someday in the clouds.”
  • “How much does that weigh?”
  • “I bet you wish you played the flute instead!”
  • “How are you going to make a career out of this?”
  • “The harp is the sexiest instrument.” (Very original and well-thought-out pickup line)
  • “So, are you a hippie?” (Kinda)
  • “Harpo Marx is the best harpist that ever lived.”
  • “You’re an angel.”
  • “There is an angel on your shoulder.”
  • “I bet you wish you played the flute instead!”
  • “Someday you’ll be an angel playing the harp for us all in heaven.”
  • “I want to hear you play some Led Zepplin or AC/DC!”
  • “You have harpy hair.”
  • “You can’t even hear the harps in orchestra.”
  • “Harpists make easy money.”
  • “I bet you wish you played the flute instead!”
  • “You use your feet to pedal too?”
  • “Does it matter what shoulder you put it on?”
  • “Do you pluck the strings with your fingernails?”
  • “My child is 4, should they start learning soon?”
  • “I bet you wished you played the flute instead!”
  • “What do you even do when studying music at school, just play all day?”
  • “Can you build your own harp?”
  • “Do you own a lot of long, flowy dresses?”
  • “Are harpists usually pretentious?”
  • “There’s not many harpists out there!”
  • “What kind of car do you drive?”
  • “When did/are you purchasing your own harp?”
  • “It’s almost bigger than you!”
  • “I bet you wish you played the flute instead!”
  • “Your arms don’t even look like they would reach all the way to the end of the instrument.”
  • “Do you strap it to your back to haul it?”
  • “You’re going to have to find a doctor to marry.” (Okay?)
  • “Let me see your hands!” *grabs arms*
  • “Your music looks simple.”
  • “I bet you wish you played the piccolo. You could just put that in your pocket.”

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