My favourite books for reading music and sight reading on the harp [ep 41]
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If you’ve been following me for a while, you may have heard me talking about the importance of practising reading music AWAY from your pieces. Today I’ll share with you my recommendations for books you can use in your practice! … Read More

Should you change your harp fingerings… or practise and persist? [ep 38]
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Is the fingering notation in harp music just a suggestion (that you can change) or is there a reason certain fingering is written? Learn when it’s OK to alter the fingerings in your harp pieces, and when you should persists, … 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

Are you doing TOO MUCH when reading music? [ep 33]
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Are you trying to sight read before you’re ready? If you’re frustrated by what you feel is a slow progress when reading music… it may be that you’re actually trying to sight read (before you’re ready). What is sight reading? … Read More

Do you need to read music to play the harp? [ep 32]
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Well, do you? And if not, why ask the question in the first place? If you’re wondering what’s best for YOU – this episode of the Coffee Break Harp is a must-watch! With music or by ear? People can get … Read More

How to use ForScore and iPad when reading SHEET MUSIC on the harp? [ep 23]
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Even though I LOVE all things paper (I could leave a small fortune in a stationery shop), and my creative side also gets a lot more to say when I’m using pen and paper – when marking music it can go into … Read More

Why reading music is so hard… and will it ever get easier?! 5 tips to avoid overwhelm [ep 22]
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I’ve been hearing from many harp learners who say that reading music is a big challenge. And when the harp is your first instrument and you’re learning the not-so-very-intuitive playing AND trying to read music at the same time… this … Read More

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