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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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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 … Read More

Live no 2: “Moonlight” by Susann McDonald
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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 the Harp free ebook with exercises … Read More

Live no 1: “Cannelle” by Bernard Andrés
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In this first episode (live on 26th April 2019) you will hear me talking about… The idea behind the series – Discover the Harp Ebook [currently unavailable] – Few recordings of pieces available for intermediate players – FB Live – … 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

Moving a Harp
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There is one question that I hear all the time – “how do you move it?!”. Well, here goes a detailed explanation (9 minutes)! As you probably know, it is my very first blog entry. If you are an avid … 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 the toll. However, there are two simple things you can do to … Read More

How to find the time to practise

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I have been teaching many students who started playing the harp as adults. Very soon I noticed that there is one thing they all had in common. While they love music and are very keen to play, they often find … Read More

How to Improve Your Sight Reading
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Sight reading requires a certain shift in our mindset. At the very beginning of our musical education we spend a lot of time learning how to read the notes. Then we do the same when we are learning a new piece … Read More

How to tune a harp?
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Tuning is for the harp what brushing is for your teeth – an easy way to make your instrument sound heavenly! By taking care of tuning the harp every time you practise you will soon become a lucky owner of an … Read More

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