Live no 4 – “A Stray Cat…” from Haiku by Susann McDonald and Linda Wood
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In this episode I’m talking about… Where am I today and why Who “sponsored” today’s episode and how Interesting ideas on how to fit 4 harps into the orchestra   About the piece part of the book “Haiku for the … Read More

Live no 3 – “Rope-walking” by Janina Garścia
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New series for beginner and intermediate harpists In episode no 3 you will hear me talking about… my new baby-harp (Derwent Adventurer 20) and why I bought it the composer of today’s piece – Janina Garścia her book – “On the … Read More

Live no 2 – “Moonlight” by Susann McDonald
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New series for beginner and intermediate harpists In the 2nd episode (live on 3rd May 2019) you will hear me talking about… last week’s episode and where to find previous episodes how can you learn to read music faster Discover … Read More

Live no 1 – “Cannelle” by Bernard Andrés
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New series for beginner and intermediate harpists In this first episode (live on 26th April 2019) you will hear me talking about… The idea behind the series – Discover the Harp Ebook – Few recordings of pieces available for intermediate … Read More

How to sit at the harp
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What do you think – how much does a harp weigh? Do harpists have to be heavy lifters? Or do you need to know some special technique to hold it properly? It is true that playing the harp does require … Read More

Preparing for auditions and recitals
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While practice is something that musicians engage with every day, there may be times when you feel the need to supercharge your practice, perhaps ahead of an important concert, audition or exam. Today I’ll share with you two tips which … Read More

Planning and organising for musicians
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The freedom of working as a freelance musician can be amazing. Being able to take time off and, say, have a lie-in on a Monday morning or take an early afternoon Wednesday hairdresser appointment when everyone else is at work … Read More

7 Steps to More Secure Pedals
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As everyone playing the pedal harp knows, things can get really busy down there! The accuracy of the piece depends a lot on the accuracy of our feet when executing pedal changes. How do we make sure they know where … Read More

How to avoid getting blisters when playing the harp?
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Playing the harp means a lot of hard work for our bodies. It is often the fingertips which constantly come into direct contact with the instrument that take its toll. However, there are two simple things you can do to … Read More

Hear, feel, see… and memorise the music
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Have you ever thought about your preferred way for memorising music? What comes easiest to you – remembering the melody of the piece? The finger movements? Or perhaps at the end of your practice you realise that the image of the score … Read More

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