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How to get better at memorising music on the harp? [ep 44]
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Do you find memorising music easy when you’re not trying to… and then almost impossible when you’re attempting to do it consciously? If you answered “yes”, this episode is for you! In this episode you will learn… why you’re more … Read More

Myths about memorising music – are they holding you back? [ep 43]
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Did you know that if you performed somebody else’s piece 400 years ago… playing from memory would have been considered disrespectful to the composer? Today we agree that this is not true, but we are still surrounded by many other … Read More

Do you know your emergency exits? [ep 42]
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What happens when you make a mistake? Do you go back a bar, start from the beginning of a line… or do you go all the way back to the beginning of a piece? Everybody makes mistakes Playing the harp … Read More

My favourite books for reading music and sight reading on the harp [ep 41]
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If you’ve been following me for a while, you may have heard me talking about the importance of practising reading music AWAY from your pieces. Today I’ll share with you my recommendations for books you can use in your practice! … Read More

How to find the right metronome speed on the harp? [ep 39]
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Not sure about what’s the right speed and metronome set up for your practice? This episode of Coffee Break Harp will show you what to do (step by step!). Resources mentioned in this episode How to get started with the … Read More

Should you change your harp fingerings… or practise and persist? [ep 38]
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Is the fingering notation in harp music just a suggestion (that you can change) or is there a reason certain fingering is written? Learn when it’s OK to alter the fingerings in your harp pieces, and when you should persists, … Read More

How to avoid overwhelm when learning a new harp piece? [ep 37]
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Feeling overwhelmed by long pieces… or lots of notes? Sometimes we get impatient with ourselves and wish we could learn new music faster. We may end up putting unnecessary pressure on ourselves, trying to do too many things at once… … Read More

Two stumbling blocks that you’ll find in EVERY harp piece! [ep 36]
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Music sounds choppy when you learn new pieces on the harp? You’ve likely run into one of the two stumbling blocks that can be found in literally every harp piece. Watch this episode of Coffee Break Harp to find out … Read More

Memorising so fast you don’t get to practise reading music on the harp? [ep 34]
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Are you worried that because you memorise new pieces quickly you don’t get to practise reading notes on the harp? Or maybe reading music takes so much time that you stop looking at the score and start playing from memory? … Read More

Learning “Silent Night” harp arrangement [ep 30]
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Who is it for? This is an intermediate harp arrangement. It involves using all four fingers, overlapping brackets, chords and arpeggios. Introduction requires playing left hand harmonics. However you can skip this part and start playing directly from the third … Read More

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