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 harp’s strings” (“Na strunach harfy”). Link to the publisher’s site where you may purchase it from

the piece: “Rope-walking” – what’s the difficulty level?

Music – from 8’55”

How to practise big chords in the left hand (which stretch above one octave)?

What are spread chords and how to practise them? What are the fingering options here?

How to achieve a really good contrast between loud and soft sections of the piece