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Something to do while you’re stuck at home

Hello All! About 8 or 9 years ago, Patricia Jaeger and I were talking about retypesetting her lap harp books and publishing them. Patricia was a leader at the beginning of the folk harp movement. She was very supportive of … Continue reading

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Scale Exercise from Jeanne Henderson

I thought I would start writing down the exercises I remember learning from Jeanne Henderson way back in high school.  This is a simple scale exercise.  It might look complicated at first, but it’s just a C scale played in … Continue reading

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Playing easily in worship settings

I’ve put up several you tube videos on how to easily fit into an ensemble in the worship setting.  Some of these songs have been played recently with a beginner harpist, and they went very well.  Here is a link … Continue reading

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Houston Summer Harp Festival

July 10 –  July 15, 2017 Houston Baptist University 7502 Fondren Road, Houston, TX 77074-3298 The HOUSTON SUMMER HARP FESTIVAL brings young harpists together in a fun and educational atmosphere for a week long intense and non-competitive study of the … Continue reading

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Harp Exercise to strengthen finger independence

Of all the finger dexterity exercises I have done over the past forty plus years of playing the harp, the exercise on this you tube video (provided) has helped me the most. It requires a great deal of coordination, and … Continue reading

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Gustav Holst and the Jupiter Theme

Gustav Holst store site | blog site | publication site Gustav Holst, (1874-1934) born in Cheltenham, England, is probably best known for his Planets Suite.As a child, he loved the piano and practiced it for hours, but did not like … Continue reading

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Playing without Stumbling

Is it a challenge for you to make it through a tune without stopping? In many cases when working on an arrangement, all goes smoothly until the melody becomes developed and the tunes goes off the beaten path. At this … Continue reading

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