Learning the harp on your own? How you can keep progressing [ep 59]
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Learning to play any instrument can feel like that at times. And even if you’re more on the introvert side (like me!), when you learn to play the harp on your own and it’s just you and your instrument, you … Read More

5 tips for navigating bass clef challenges
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If you feel like bass clef is a struggle and takes so much longer to work out than the treble clef… it may be that you’re doing all the right things, but the way harp music is written doesn’t always … Read More

Who’s afraid of ledger lines? [ep 57]
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How do you feel about reading notes above (or below) the stave? Even harpists who are fairly confident in reading music may feel intimidated when they have to do this. A student recently told me… When I see these extra … Read More

3 reasons why your slow practice may not be working [ep 55]
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Have you been told to do some slow practice? I’ve been hearing that a lot from my dear teachers (and now I keep reminding my students about this!). The longer you’ve played the harp, the more you’ve probably heard it. … Read More

Make your harp sheet music friendly and easy to read! [ep 54]
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When it comes to harp, often the way your sheet music looks like makes a big difference in how easy it is to play. If you still feel new to reading harp music and working out the notes of a … Read More

8 tips on how to complete a piece on the harp [ep 52]
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Feeling that you’ve completed a piece and are able being able to play it fluently from beginning to the end… such a great sense of achievement! (Especially because usually it takes a while to get there). If you’re learning harp … Read More

How to stop rushing your pieces on the harp? [ep 51]
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If you’re learning a song you heard many times before you took it to the harp, chances are you may end up trying to play it faster than you can, RUSHING, and making mistakes. In this episode you’ll learn how … Read More

“The Ash Grove” harp arrangement [ep 50]
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“The Ash Grove” is a traditional Welsh folk song. The melody has been set to a number of various lyrics, including this popular English version: The ash grove, how graceful, how plainly ’tis speaking The harp through its playing has … Read More

7 signs you need to slow down [ep 49]
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If you want to play without mistakes, finding the right speed is the key. And that’s true both when you’re learning something new, putting sections of a piece together and also when you’re getting ready playing to perform. Time to … Read More

How to avoid buzzing on the harp? [ep 48]
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Even if you only played a harp for a little while, you probably already know how annoying buzzes can be! There are a few different reasons behind buzzing and they each may require a different approach. In today’s video you’ll … Read More

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