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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

How to play rolled chords on the harp? [ep 28]
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Learn to play “When the Fair Maid” [ep 27]
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If you’re looking for new music for this Christmas, this may be the perfect choice! This harp arrangement comes from my Christmas Collection published in 2019, and you can watch me play it here. This harp arrangement requires using all … Read More

7 mistakes you want to avoid when playing for others for the first time [ep 26]
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Even if you’re just starting out on the harp and think it’s mostly something you’re doing for yourself, it may happen sooner than you think that you’ll start playing for others too! For a lot of us the first few … Read More

How to play harmonics on the harp – and make them reliable! [ep 21]
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Like every new skill, harmonics may take some time and patience to learn. And like with many other things – the more relaxed you are, the better the results! So be kind to yourself when practising. Try working with small … 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

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