Work in Progress - #Harpril - Day 15
Me! I am a work in progress!
My two biggest projects at the moment are:
1 - Having pictures taken for updated business cards, fliers, my website, social media and more. I worked hard last fall to update all of my accounts, switching from Chattanooga, TN to Prattville, AL and from Bennett to Murphy. It's time to get new printed materials and I need a new picture to go on my business cards. This is one of those details that being a business owner entails. We often show the glamourous side of playing harp, share videos, and updates on lessons and gigs, but there's a lot that goes on behind the scenes to ensure the business runs smoothly and efficiently. I have worked on following more entrepeneurs on social media that are encouraging and helpful, giving tips and advice about running a successful business.
2 - Recording some music for a special dinner coming up. This is a dinner I am attending but unable to take the harp to. I am trying this as a "let's see what happens" type of project! Other than Facebook lives while *busking on the streets in Chattanooga with Sidewalk Stages, I haven't done much recording. (Click HERE to watch a Facebook Live at the Chattanooga ChooChoo.) It took close to two hours to get one song recorded, watch videos on how to edit it, edit it successfully, and download it to the file it needed to be in. I asked my husband to listen to it to see if he thought the sound was okay and he noticed the clock ticking in the background! As with any project, it gets faster as you go. I'm enjoying the challenge and look forward to being able to edit the recordings in a more timely fashion as I learn the ins and outs of the app I'm using.
I've had several people ask about recordings and want me to put out a CD. I appreciate the interest, but there's a LOT that goes on when recording, including dealing with copyrights. I have not completely dismissed the idea of recording music but am working on this first project to see how things go.
What is your favorite song or a song you'd like to hear on the harp?
The activity of playing music in the street
or another public place for voluntary donations.
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