Live no 5: “Gavotte” by Christoph Willibald Gluck

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In this episode you will hear about…


 the harp I am using today

the owner of the harp, Olivia Jageurs and her cool projects:

 15 Second Harp

Bachn’Eggs concert series, and the special offer for the next performance


the most challenging part of doing a live broadcast


About today’s piece…

 the book: “Thirty Little Classics for the Harp” by Mildred Dilling, which you can buy Creighton’s Collection or Vanderbilt Music. It includes arrangements of both wedding marches

about the range of the harp needed

about the difficulty level

about the mechanism of the harp that I play and what’s used in place of levers


Music (from 8’58”)


how to alter sections of a piece if your harp doesn’t have enough strings to cover the range needed  (like the instrument that I’m using today)

what to watch out for when playing chords with 1st and 2nd finger
– space between the fingers
– open your hand in the air, don’t slide on a string
– closing the fingers (articulation)
– can I play without bending the thumb?

how to practise lever changes


what pieces would you like to hear?

– modern or classical?
– beginner or intermediate level?

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