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

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

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

How to get started with the metronome on the harp? [ep 40]
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Were you recommended using the metronome in your harp practice, but are not sure how to? Or perhaps you’ve tried playing with the metronome, but it just didn’t work? Practising the harp with the metronome can be challenging (as you’ll … 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

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

How to read rhythm on the harp – and make your score easier to understand [ep 35]
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Do you find working out the rhythm tricky when learning a new piece on the harp? Do you tend to stick to songs that you know well to be sure you got the rhythm right? Or do you sometimes find … 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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