Monthly Archives: May 2016

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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The Harp in Blues History & What makes Blues sound like the Blues

The Harp in Blues History from Learn How to Play Blues on your Harp by I. Mac Perry As the hot Dixieland combos of the Roaring Twenties began to peak out (they had replaced the 30-year reign of Ragtime), they … 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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Award-Winning Film “The Harpist”

Dear Harpists, You might enjoy the award-winning short film, “The Harpist”. It features music by Meg Robinson, one of the artists in our publishing company. I am playing one of Meg’s songs and have credit at the end. Fame at … Continue reading

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Rocky Mountain Springs Harp Program

JOIN US FOR 3 WEEKS IN THE ROCKIES JULY 3-24, 2016 Link: http://www.rmsharp.org/ Three Weeks of Intensive Harp Study ​and Personal Development NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2016!

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Houston Summer Harp Festival

Here’s a link to the Houston Summer Harp Festival This year’s theme: “Dancing with My Harp” Sponsored by Houston Baptist University’s School of Music 7502 Fondren Road in Houston, TX 77074-3298 July 11 –  July 16, 2016 Registration Deadline: June 13, 2016 Scholarship … Continue reading

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