Modes Reloaded

6th March 2021 (in Beta)

6 Week Online Course

(Initially delivered live over 8 weeks, including a bonus meet and greet / overview week at the beginning and an end of term review and Q & A session)

Come and join fellow harp enthusiasts around the globe for a
joyful six-week course exploring the
7 modes and their unique soundscapes.

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Modes reloaded – During this course we will ‘get inside’ modes, their history, theory, overview of general use and most importantly play them! You will receive a new piece in each mode during the course as well as learning to improvise in each of the 7 modes;  Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian and Locrian.

For each of the 7 modes we will learn a piece written especially for this course to explore their unique soundscapes, and we will also work with a guided improvisation in each mode to help us feel able to freely move around in the scales, using their distinct features for maximum effect.

I will also introduce you to some well known pieces that use these modes so you have plenty of ideas for what to explore and how to enjoy them following on from the live course.

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How will the course be delivered?

As with all the Fairplay Harp School Online Courses, each week will be broken up into a set of teaching videos (around about 90 minutes in content) for you to watch at any time of the day or night to suit you! You will also receive sheet music downloads to use and keep. Following the live course you will have 12 months to access all the teaching videos. You will be guaranteed a refund to the course anytime up until the end of WEEK 2 if you join and then decide it is not for you, I just want to help everyone enjoy studying the harp and be happy in the process so do come and join fellow harp enthusiasts across the globe in our supportive bubble!

In a slightly different approach to past longer courses, I will initially deliver this course LIVE, weekly, on Saturday afternoons 3-5PM GMT. There is no need to attend the live sessions at all, as following the sessions the full replay, and then smaller edited videos will be uploaded for you to enjoy at your leisure. Basically, if you like the community feel you can come and join us live, but if the time isn’t convenient for you or you prefer studying on your own you can use the lesson videos on your own.

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What can you expect in the course?

  • Welcome to the course
  • Getting to know you section
  • What are modes?
  • Remembering their order
  • What are their characteristics?
  • How can you find the modes on your harp – PART 1 – in C major
  • How can you find the modes on your harp – PART 2 – in any key
  • Where are they used in music historically?
  • Where are they used in music today?
  • Ionian – the notes, chords, a piece by ear, guided improvisation
  • Dorian – the notes, chords, written out sheet music, guided improvisation
  • Phrygian – the notes, chords, written out sheet music, guided improvisation
  • Lydian – the notes, chords, written out sheet music, guided improvisation
  • Mixolydian – the notes, chords, written out sheet music, guided improvisation
  • Aeolian – the notes, chords, written out sheet music, guided improvisation
  • Locrian – the notes, chords, written out sheet music, guided improvisation
  • Piece suggestions for you to explore following the course
  • A couple of bonus written out pieces in modes for us to enjoy ( She Moved Through the Fair and Scarborough Fair)

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Here are the dates for our live session, but remember YOU DO NOT NEED TO ATTEND LIVE! I will be aiming to release edited content on Monday’s.

LIVE FILMING SESSIONS:

6th March 2021 – Welcome and Overview

13th March 2021 WEEK 1 Content

20th March 2021 WEEK 2 Content

27th March 2021 WEEK 3 Content

3rd April 2121 WEEK 4 Content

10th April 2021 WEEK 5 Content

17th April 2021 WEEK 6 Content

24th April 2021 – End of Term Review and Q & A Session

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Spring 2021 the course will be in BETA:

The Spring 2021 term will be in BETA! What does this mean? Well, I will be working on the content, recording and uploading it as we go (which is how all my courses have been made so far!). This means there will be some glitches, typos and possible delays, this is why there is such a big discount this term. There is usually an extra buzz around the BETA run as we all collaborate to make sure we have the best learning experience possible and you get to shape the content as we go by making requests and asking loads of questions!

In addition to the recorded materials and handouts, there will be the 8 live sessions, one for meet and greet, 6 for live recording sessions and one at the end for Q & A. Remember, you can think of the live sessions as a bonus, you will be able to watch everything after the sessions (either as replay’s or for the six ‘content’ sessions, as edited shorter lessons videos).

Following the live course you will have 12 months to access all the teaching videos.

You will be guaranteed a refund to the course anytime up until the end of WEEK 2 if you join and then decide it is not for you, I just want to help everyone enjoy studying the harp and be happy in the process so do come and join fellow harp enthusiasts across the globe in our supportive bubble!

All Patreon subscribers can receive an additional £20 off the course with code shared direct, so do check out my Patreon account >>HERE<<. This can be subscribed to for as little as £2.50 a month and cancelled at any time (although obviously I hope you will love it and stay forever!)

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