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How to tune a harp? My tips and tricks for tuning [ep 31]
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A harp that is tuned every day tends to stay in tune more reliably. When tuning and giving attention to each and every of your strings every time you’re about to play, you are also more likely to pick up … Read More

Learn to play “When the Fair Maid” [ep 27]
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If you’re looking for new music for this Christmas, this may be the perfect choice! This harp arrangement comes from my Christmas Collection published in 2019, and you can watch me play it here. This harp arrangement requires using all … Read More

7 mistakes you want to avoid when playing for others for the first time [ep 26]
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Even if you’re just starting out on the harp and think it’s mostly something you’re doing for yourself, it may happen sooner than you think that you’ll start playing for others too! For a lot of us the first few … Read More

When the Fair Maid… [ep 25]
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This is a harp arrangement of a traditional Polish Christmas Carol, Gdy śliczna Panna. It comes from my Christmas Collection published in 2019. The Fair Maid – the Virgin Mary – is introduced while singing a lullaby to her newborn Son, … Read More

How to use ForScore and iPad when reading SHEET MUSIC on the harp? [ep 23]
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Even though I LOVE all things paper (I could leave a small fortune in a stationery shop), and my creative side also gets a lot more to say when I’m using pen and paper – when marking music it can go into … Read More

Why reading music is so hard… and will it ever get easier?! 5 tips to avoid overwhelm [ep 22]
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I’ve been hearing from many harp learners who say that reading music is a big challenge. And when the harp is your first instrument and you’re learning the not-so-very-intuitive playing AND trying to read music at the same time… this … Read More

How to play “Happy Birthday” on the harp? Free video lesson! [ep 20]
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Every day someone is celebrating a birthday – and today Coffee Break Harp celebrates reaching 20 episodes! Below you will find a free video lesson that will help you master this extremely useful piece. Who is it for? This is … Read More

How to avoid getting blisters when playing the harp? [ep 19]
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Some people think blisters are unavoidable part of a harpist’s life – but it doesn’t have to be like that! There are a few simple (but perhaps surprising!) things that you can do to play and keep your fingers blister-free. … Read More

How do the pedals on a harp work? [ep 18]
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Why there are 7 pedals on a harp (and so many more strings)? How do they work? Is there anything they have in common with levers on lever harps, and is it difficult to coordinate both hands and feet while … Read More

How to create your harp practice routine? FREE practice checklist – Coffee Break Harp 17
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How do I organise my harp practice? What do I start with? Is there anything else I should include in addition to my piece? And if so, what is it? Practice is a very personal process, and it will be … Read More

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