Live Harp Lesson 42 – Why you need to keep thumbs high when playing the harp?
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The technique of playing the harp with thumbs pointing up and other fingers pointing down could be traced back to 19th century and the growing demand for bigger sound and arrival of instruments with higher string tension. While nowadays there … Read More

Live Harp Lesson 41 – Playing hands together
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Have you ever wondered… “Is it really possible to pay attention to both hands while they have to do two very different things at the same time?” “How will I ever put hands together if I cannot do that?” I … Read More

Live Harp Lesson 40 – Spotting patterns… before reading the notes
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Have you ever experienced that feeling… …when you spend a big chunk of a practice session on learning a few bars of music… then as it becomes more familiar, you move on to the next and let go of the … Read More

Live Harp Lesson 38 – Fingerings for intervals
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About today’s topic I have received a request for some advice on fingerings and I thought that we could start this topic from talking about fingerings for various intervals. Intervals are one of the key ingredients in music, and knowing … Read More

Live Harp Lesson 37 – “Mountain Stream” practice strategies
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Today’s piece “Mountain Stream” by Skaila Kanga can be found on ABRSM grade 2 syllabus. While looking into practice strategies for this piece we will talk a lot about patterns, so make sure you check out my previous lesson on … Read More

Live Harp Lesson 36: directional placing for beginners
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If you liked the Prelude in C Major from last week, but you feel that the piece is too advanced for you at this stage – today’s lesson is for you! We will look at the basics of directional placing … Read More

Live Harp Lesson 35 – Prelude in C Major and directional placing
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About today’s lesson As I am not able to join you live today, I have prerecorded this short lesson on Prelude in C Major by Johann Sebastian Bach. In the lesson I am playing my new arrangement for lever harp … Read More

Live Harp Lesson 34 – Introduction to playing hands together
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First things first – a few announcements there will be no Live Lesson next week – but you will get something nice from me instead! as always, newsletter subscribers can download a free PDF for today’s lesson – sign up … Read More

Live Harp Lesson 33: What can I learn to play on the harp in 3 months?
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Would you like to learn the harp with me? Add your name to the waiting list and get notified when a place becomes available. About today’s lesson… I am going to answer your questions about the Harp Course (it’s the … Read More

Live 27: Little finger on the harp
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One thing that we all learn rather early in our harp lessons is that out of ten fingers we will only need eight to play. But what shall we do with our little fingers then? Watch today’s Live Harp Lesson … Read More

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