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 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

The power of rest – Coffee Break Harp 11
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In today’s video I’m talking about planning breaks from your harp practice. If you’ve been with me for a while, you may know that time off is a topic I talk about regularly because I can see most of us (including myself) … Read More

How to practise when you’re injured? – Coffee Break Harp 9 – LIVE episode
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Health and Harp Over the last few weeks we have been exploring topics around health and harp. Check them out here: How to reduce tension and pain when playing? – introduction to Alexander Technique 5 things you can do to avoid … Read More

Do you need high heels to play the harp? – Coffee Break Harp 8
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You might have heard that high heels shoes can help you to manage pedal changes better… but you are wondering if this means that you won’t be able to play the harp well when wearing flats? Or you find it … Read More

5 things you can do to avoid injury while playing the harp – Coffee Break Harp 7
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Although some people may consider the level of physical effort while playing a musical instrument as low, it may have a negative impact on our body if we aren’t paying attention. Some of the most common injuries can be the … Read More

How to reduce tension and pain while playing the harp? – Coffee Break Harp 6
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We often think that since pain seems to be the direct result of playing an instrument, there must be something we can do “better” while playing – in order to avoid it. Frequently we also assume that the part of … Read More

Coffee Break Harp 1 – How high should you sit at the harp?
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It is very important that you sit in a healthy, balanced way, so that your whole body is happy when you play. It is not so much about learning the “correct” posture and rigidly keeping it, as constantly finding the … Read More

Live no 12: Avoiding blisters when playing the harp
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Today’s topic is BLISTER CARE! Why this topic? – link to the original short blog post which turned out to be one of the most frequently visited on my blog – do blisters have anything to do with the technique? … 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

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